Local real estate agents traded in their office attire for some comfortable T-shirts and jeans to do some serious yard work at .
About 10 brokers spent Friday morning spreading mulch, pulling overgrown weeds and chopping down a massive wall of Scotch Broom plants. The event was part of Windermere Real Estate's annual community service project. Each year, offices across the state, including ones in Key Center and Port Orchard, get to pick their own projects.
This year was Gig Harbor's 23rd year of service, and its brokers decided to lend a hand to the middle school to beautify its lawn.
"We like to support the public schools, libraries and non-profits," said Gig Harbor office manager Doug Murphy. Due to budget cuts throughout the school district, the brokers said they asked the school if they could pitch in.
Windermere's Allison Skibbs Welch said other schools in the district are also short-staffed with maintaining the lawn, and it was their way of raising awareness to the community.