Students join beautification effort


by Michael Bush - fbush@civitasmedia.com



Adults and students worked together this week on the beautification project.


Michael Bush / Altus Times

Students helping with the paint project included Abby Soule, Victoria Bernal, D-Angelo Villalouas, Colby Coley, Maria Alvarado with the school’s Jennifer Kerr.


Michael Bush / Altus Times

Adult workers on site included Jan Arbuckle, Betty Shumaker, John Smith, City Council’s Sherry Weddle, Barbara Ishmael, Donna Stratton and Carolyn Boyd.


Michael Bush / Altus Times

Eldorado People’s Action Committee is currently working with Fresh Paint Days, a Keep Oklahoma Beautiful (KOB) program. The program is designed to encourage volunteers to seek out community structures and renovate them with the creative use of resources to renovate a prominent community building.

The group, assisted by local students, were seen painting the building located at 100 N. Hardin and Highway 6 in Eldorado this week. The former business is highly visible to passers-by and is in need of repair. Formerly known as Helen’s Package Store and years later a convenience store, the building been recently purchased. The new owner is eager to clean up the area and renovate the property.

“Expectation of the finished project will present a more pleasant and clean area to be viewed by highway travelers and increase the pride in our community,” said Eldorado People’s Action Committee Member and Secretary, Carolyn Boyd. “It will also promote working together as a community.”

The Eldorado People’s Action Committee is one of 40 groups competing for the “Best Visual Impact Award” via KOB social media contest, ‘Communities Primed for Change.’ Finalists will be chosen based on their ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos. Winners will be announced at the Keep Oklahoma Beautiful 25th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards Celebration on Nov. 30.

For more information about KOB, Fresh Paint Days, and the sponsors of this program visit: www.keepoklahomabeautiful.com

Adults and students worked together this week on the beautification project.
http://altustimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_adultandkid.jpgAdults and students worked together this week on the beautification project. Michael Bush / Altus Times

Students helping with the paint project included Abby Soule, Victoria Bernal, D-Angelo Villalouas, Colby Coley, Maria Alvarado with the school’s Jennifer Kerr.
http://altustimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_kids.jpgStudents helping with the paint project included Abby Soule, Victoria Bernal, D-Angelo Villalouas, Colby Coley, Maria Alvarado with the school’s Jennifer Kerr. Michael Bush / Altus Times

Adult workers on site included Jan Arbuckle, Betty Shumaker, John Smith, City Council’s Sherry Weddle, Barbara Ishmael, Donna Stratton and Carolyn Boyd.
http://altustimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_oldpainters.jpgAdult workers on site included Jan Arbuckle, Betty Shumaker, John Smith, City Council’s Sherry Weddle, Barbara Ishmael, Donna Stratton and Carolyn Boyd. Michael Bush / Altus Times

by Michael Bush

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