Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Montgomery Gentry Build Playground for Lexington School

It takes a community to build a village. In this case, it takes two country music stars along with several of their closest friends. Montgomery Gentry, along with volunteers from Home Depot and the Lexington, KY community helped build a playground for the Booker T Washington Academy. It was all as part of the duo winning the Academy of Country Music Award's Humanitarian of the Year.

“We’re going to roll up our sleeves and do as much as they’ll let us get involved in,” Troy Gentry noted. “I like tinkering around with things. And it’s uplifting knowing you’ve done something good for somebody else.”

Thanks to Montgomery Gentry and the several hundred volunteers, Booker T. washington Academy now has a new playground, reading area, and an outdoor classroom. The school was selected in a poll by fans upon announcement of Montgomery Gentry winning the award.

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