The History of One Day, One School

In 2006, Ace Gallagher developed a program called One Day, One School with the help of Scott Pepper, Superintendent of Hanover Township Schools. The goal was to get local companies to handle safety pruning, hazardous removals, and stump grinding at a selected school.

In the spring of 2007, Scott Eveland, Florham Park Councilman, approached Ace Gallagher and asked, "What do we need to do to get this off the ground?" Councilman Eveland arranged a meeting and One Day, One School was taken to the next stage of development.

On June 2nd, over 75 volunteers along with several local companies gathered at Ridgedale School in Florham Park and gave the school a facelift.

The program is now called Eveland Gallagher Close One Day, One School, since the collaboration with Rick Close of Davey Tree Co.

The following photos were taken at the Eveland Gallagher Close One Day, One School event
on November 1, 2008 at Salem Drive School in Whippany, NJ.