Students organize volunteer painting crew for the ARC

A trio of Greene County High School seniors in the accelerated government class assembled a crew to put a fresh coat of paint on the Greene County Christian Access Resource Center (ARC). 

The students – Taylor Harmeyer, Lakota Larson and Hannah Peterson, have all volunteered at the ARC in the past. “We decided that it was a sad and dark looking place, and we wanted to change that,” Harmeyer said.

They met with ARC volunteer coordinator Dianne Blackmer on Thursday, April 28. “She was more than excited and right then and there, we decided to paint that Saturday,” Harmeyer said.

They spent Friday rallying volunteers and were amazed to have nearly 20 volunteers from the school and community show up at 7 am Saturday, ready to paint.

“After a combined total 92 hours the ARC had a fresh coat of paint and is now a much brighter, happier place to be,” she said.

A service project is a component of the accelerated government class. The class is taught by Crystal Heard.

The painting crew included (front, from left) Kelsey Buenz, Emily Heupel, Victoria Peterson and Wendy Pittman; and (back, from left) Wade Wuebker, Lakota Larson, Alison Gallagher, Hannah Stein, Hannah Peterson and Chance Peterson.
The painting crew included (front, from left) Kelsey Buenz, Emily Heupel, Victoria Peterson and Wendy Pittman; and (back, from left) Wade Wuebker, Lakota Larson, Alison Gallagher, Hannah Stein, Hannah Peterson and Chance Peterson.
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