Mural planned for 6th Avenue Community CenterIt’s amazing what a gallon of paint can do to spruce up a room. Now imagine what 508 gallons can do for a region.
It’s amazing what a gallon of paint can do to spruce up a room.
Now imagine what 508 gallons can do for a region.
That’s how much paint Minnesota-based Valspar Corporation is giving this year to west central Minnesota as part of its Minnesota Beautiful (formerly Picture It Painted) program.
Locally, the 6th Avenue Community Center in Alexandria (formerly Early Childhood Family Education) was awarded 64 gallons of paint to create a mural on the outside of the building.
“We are thrilled to be chosen as a Minnesota Beautiful participant,” said Rita Lotti, 6th Avenue Community Kids coordinator. “Our mural project will be a visual statement of community, friendship and service. We are excited to have many neighborhood and community volunteers coming together to work side by side, along with our own Community Kids, to see this project through. We are grateful to the Valspar Corporation for choosing the 6th Avenue Community Center of Alexandria.”
Eight organizations throughout the nine-county region will receive paints, coatings and sealants from Valspar this year.
The 2010 grantees were selected based on the visual impact of the project, public benefit to the community, local volunteer participation and support, intended use of the building and benefit to the needy.
Projects that normally qualify include, but are not limited to, historic buildings, senior citizen or handicapped facilities, community centers, public buildings and murals.
Minnesota Beautiful is administered regionally by West Central Initiative (WCI), Fergus Falls.
To see a list of all the 2010 grantees, visit the West Central Blogger on WCI’s website, www.wcif.org.
WCI is a public foundation serving Becker, Clay, Grant, Douglas, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse and Wilkin counties in west central Minnesota.
WCI provides programs and resources in the areas of business and employment, workers and their families, and communities and the region. For more information about WCI programs or how you can be a partner/supporter of WCI, call 1-800-735-2239 or visit the WCI website at www.wcif.org.