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Brown bag beauty: Valley View students spread Earth Day message

Artwork on display at Safeway on Sunset
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Valley View Elementary School students were presented with a creative challenge recently: Design an Earth Day slogan on a Safeway brown paper bag that will then be distributed to Safeway shoppers on Earth Day, April 22.

In the art project coordinated by Valley View science lab aid Julie Leppek and Hector Fuentes, manager of the Safeway at the corner of Park and Sunset, the store provided 500 bags that students decorated with artwork and Earth Day sayings to encourage customers to reuse or recycle the bag. The bags are on display in the store and will be used to pack groceries this week.

“It was a simple, fun idea, but the kids really had fun and created some amazing art and Earth Day messages,” Leppek said.