Parent honored for volunteering

Ron Lemon, a Macon doctor and Alexander II parent, was honored by Alex II school officials and the Bibb County school system Thursday with an “extra mile award.”

Lemon developed the school’s outdoor nature center which teachers use to teach students hands on earth science. Lemon and his family also maintain the garden, often giving up their Saturdays to tend to the plants.

“On one hot sultry day, Dr. Lemon was out there mowing,” said principal Linda Bivins.