On Wednesday, September 16th, Holy Angels School in Arcadia celebrated the completion of Phase 1 of its five-year campus revitalization campaign with a ribbon cutting ceremony on the school campus. Unveiled at the event were three new structures including an open air lunch structure, new boys and girls restrooms, and a resurfaced blacktop, all of which were recently completed with funds procured during the campaign.
Several local companies were honored at the event as thanks for their generous contributions to these efforts, including Valley Roofing, Mur-Sol Construction and Southeast Concrete. Special recognition was also given to Rudy Castillo, owner of Monrovia-based RC Masonry, who donated labor and materials to complete the lunch structure and in whose honor it will be dedicated. The Murray Company, a local mechanical contractor, was also honored for their donation of plumbing materials and labor needed to completely remodel the boys and girls restrooms.
Despite the recent poor economy, the 2008-2009 development campaign was the most successful in the school’s recent history, according to school administrators.
“We are indebted to the parents of our school who so generously supported our fundraising efforts, even at great sacrifice to their own families,” said Ted Carroll, Principal. “Likewise, the generosity of RC Masonry and Murray Company were exceptional and closed the gap in funding needed to complete our two key projects. It is this kind of parental and community support that is the hallmark of Holy Angels School.”
The lunch structure, bathrooms and blacktop projects follow exterior painting of the school and rebuilding of the handball courts, completed during the 2008-2009 school year.