Each year, the Addison Airport staff volunteers a half day of labor to give back to the community they serve. For the third year, they have worked at a local school. Part of the Dallas Independent School District, George H.W. Bush Elementary School is five minutes from the airport.
Opened in 2011, the 91,000-square-foot school has geothermal heating and cooling systems and strategically located windows that make the most of daylight to illuminate the classrooms and activity spaces like the library.
Joe, a member of the maintenance staff, and Angela, the airport office manager, work through a project for the librarian. At the next table, Joel, the airport director, and Darryl, another member of the maintenance crew were likewise employed.
Elsewhere, Addison staffers helped teachers with a variety of projects, from filing to changing bulletin boards in hallways outside their classrooms, said Darci, the airport’s deputy director.
The staff looks forward to the volunteer day not only because it gives back to the community served by Addison Airport, but because it introduces the staff to many of its residents. At the same time, it puts faces on the people who work at that island of aviation their town surrounds, and it gives students something to tell their parents about when they get home from school.
For more photos, see the album on the Addison Airport Facebook page.