Attorneys provide labor to build Sioux City outdoor classroom

The volunteers laboring at Spalding Park Elementary Thursday put down some plastic designed to prevent the sprouting of weeds.

Using shovels, they evened out hundreds of pounds of gravel that had been dumped at the site by a hauler, and later planted some shrubbery.

But the 15 volunteers who gave several hours of work and wiped away sweat in the midday sun weren’t Sioux City School District workers or a special ground crew hired for the task.

As part of a special day of service, attorneys from across Iowa built a handicapped-accessible outdoor classroom at Spalding Park school in Sioux City. The group of trial lawyers are in the Iowa Association for Justice, working on the Justice In Deed initiative.

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By Bret Hayworth