North Augusta Elementary School unveils 'Buddy Bench'
Jalen Blow (from left), art teacher Karen Thompson, guidance counselor Jean Taylor and Kavon Barnes helped make the bench. Taylor, whose husband, Steve, helped with construction, got the idea from a televised feature on a Pennsylvania boy who built one.
Adams Supply donated the lumber, and Lowe's in North Augusta supplied the paint.
North Augusta Elementary School pupils raise their hands when asked who would play with a child sitting on the newly constructed "Buddy Bench." Sitting on the bench is a sign that a pupil needs someone to play with at recess.