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Montana Magnet School exercises its green thumb for charity

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) - Montana Magnet School decided to give back to the community Tuesday afternoon by helping out at Aunt Katie's Community Garden.

Around 100 students and their parents helped plant crops in six newly purchased plots and maintained the garden as a whole.

The service project was part of the school's plan as one of Alabama's 200 new bicentennial schools, an honor that awards $2,000 for schools to give back to the community.

Teacher Sonia Crutchfield said the project will help promote healthy eating in the community 

"We are trying to develop the whole child, not just the educational aspect, but we want them to become, you know, world citizens," Crutchfield said. "We want them to realize that their actions impact the entire world around them."

Montana Magnet school plans to visit the garden every Tuesday for the rest of the 2018-2019 school year.

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