The employees of Watson Land Company, with their families and business partners, joined Carson students, their families, and community volunteers at Carson High School for Sharefest’s 9th Annual Workday, where major campus beautification projects were accomplished. Watson Land Company was proud to sponsor the volunteer event, which drew more than 500 people.
Bruce Choate, Watson’s President and CEO, joined elected officials, school district representatives, the Sharefest Executive Director, and Carson High School Principal in giving brief remarks at the culmination ceremony. He said, “When good people and companies with good values get together, good things happen.” This was evident throughout the day when community volunteers and business volunteers worked side by side to improve the local school.
Among the projects tackled that day, Watson volunteers were instrumental in replanting numerous planters, mulching existing vegetation, and weeding landscape throughout campus. This would not have been possible were it not for the co-sponsorship and participation of O’Connell Landscape Services (Watson’s landscape contractor). The project was run by Joe Poindexter, who just happens to be a Carson High School alumnus, and his hardworking team.
The Watson team also installed 18 benches throughout the quad, alongside Watson business partner Norm Wilson & Sons. When the Norm Wilson team learned there was a need to replace benches throughout the quad they came up with a solution and design that school leaders loved. They worked with other Watson business partners to get parts and paint, fabricated them off-site, and worked with Watson employee volunteers to install them. By the culmination ceremony, students and community volunteers had a beautiful new place to enjoy their lunches and listen to the speakers.