Volunteers work to spruce up northside elementary school

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. A north Springfield school gets a fresh look just in time for the new school year.

Dozens of volunteers from the Courageous Church and Habitat for Humanity helped to spruce up Bowerman Elementary Saturday morning.

They painted the library and coat closets and cleaned up school grounds.
School leaders say it's important for students to know that the community cares.

Springfield students return to class on August 16.