Home Depot helps special needs kids

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Home Depot in Garden Grove played host to 28 Special Olympics athletes from four area teams on Saturday. 

Included in the morning's activities were a store tour, some basic carpentry and safety instruction, and a small construction project involving carpentry and gardening skills.

Home Depot in Garden Grove played host to 28 Special Olympics athletes from four area teams on Saturday. 

Included in the morning's activities were a store tour, some basic carpentry and safety instruction, and a small construction project involving carpentry and gardening skills.

Upon arrival the athletes were presented with a Home Depot apron with their name on it. The store tour by management and sales staff  guided the athletes through the stores aisles highlighting the different departments and the types of products that could be found in the home center.

After some instruction in safety and basic carpentry skills, the athletes built their own small planter box.  Following completion of the planter box they proceeded to the garden department where they planted up their box with petunias and impatiens.  The session ended with barbecued hot dogs, chips and drinks.  For more information regarding the local Special Olympics organization visit www.sosc.org.