Volunteers shine through gloom; Pacelli campers paint over graffiti at Mill PondPublished 10:32am Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Despite gloomy weather, students from Pacelli Catholic Schools’ STAM summer camp brightened up the Mill Pond area with art Monday morning.
A group of about 20 campers painted a mural with self portraits surrounding the word “family” behind the old utilities plant. The project was in collaboration with Vision 2020’s good graffiti program, which started painting in May.
“It’s a good idea that we’re painting over the graffiti and making [Mill Pond] a more pleasant place,” said volunteer William Kahle, 12.
William was pleased with the progress of the mural.
“It’s going really well,” he said.
Though William had never done a service project like this before, he would recommend it as a way for other children to get involved.
Cassidy Miller, 8, was happy with the project as well.
“It’s cool because I really love art,” she said.
Laura Marreel, director of the camp and assistant principal, called the project a good way for students to give back.
“It’s fun for the kids to make a positive difference with a park they play at,” she said.