Board members Kevin Brunner, Mark Dorn, and Carroll Olm visited Washington Elementary last week to check out progress on the GORGEOUS mural that the kids are painting. Art teacher Mareta Hale took us through her process of visualizing the mural, prepping the wall, and giving the children jobs to adorn the boundaries of their blacktop. Right now, the field of flowers has almost been completed before the winter weather sets in. Approximately 300 children attend Washington Elementary. Each flower represents each child and is exactly the height of the child who painted it. There is more work to be done next spring. Plans include a regional landscape on the large upper walls, a train traveling under the wooden walk/foot bridge, the octagon house, and the iconic water tower as well.
Whitewater Community Foundation is proud to help sponsor this community project that will be seen and remembered fondly for years to come!
Shown left to right: Andrea Alcala, Tom Grosinske, Washington Elementary Principal, Brandon Antunez, Mareta Hale, Art Teacher, Mark Dorn and Carroll Olm, WWCF Representatives, Ruben Puc Chi, and David Servin.