A community painting project will begin Wednesday, June 5 at Fire Prairie Upper Elementary. Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Pounds talk with Principal Cody Hirschi.
Hirschi said the project is an effort to improve the culture and climate of the school. He said part of reaching that goal is addressing some of the aesthetic needs the building has. “We are inviting anyone from the community to help with the painting project. We are hoping to have more than 100 volunteers and we are also accepting donations.”
The school is in need of any sort of painting supplies, including paint, rollers, paint trays and ladders. “We will take supplies that can be used for the project and returned or supplies we can use and keep.”
The goal is to paint the entire interior of the building, other than classrooms and the gymnasium. Hirschie said the building is very large so the project will require a lot of man power. “I’m really hoping that with enough volunteers we’ll be able to tackle the entire job from June 5-8. We have a community group that has agreed to come the following week so we are going to leave them a section that they can complete from start to finish as well.”
“We really want this to be all about the community, it is a great opportunity to give back to the schools.”
For more information contact Fire Prairie at (660)-650-7158 , or visit the district’s website www.fortosage.net.