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KES unveils hoop house
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Kilough Elementary School students along with Dawson County High School agriculture students cut the ribbon on the new KES Cougar Hoop House Sept. 14. - photo by For the Dawson County News
On Sept. 14, Kilough Elementary School unveiled a new hoop house that will teach first graders all about growing and cultivating plants with the help of local high school students. The KES Cougar Hoop House is a partnership with KES and the Dawson County High School agricultural students. The hoop house works from geothermal and solar energies with ventilation regulated by the end and side rolling flaps. Once a month the agricultural students from DCHS will visit the first graders at KES to teach them about different agricultural skills and help provide maintenance and basic care of the vegetation and the facility. The hoop house is a community effort with several organizations pitching in to make the greenhouse a reality.