Here are some things you need to know about Paint-O-Rama:
Paint-o-Rama begins Tuesday at 8:30 am. We will meet in the Great Hall. Each day will begin at 8:30.
We will come back to the building shortly after noon for lunch. Lunch will be approximately 12:15 until 12:45 each day.
We will return to the building by 4:00. (We plan to have the same schedule for all three days. If we finish early, we will let everyone know via email, and we will have your son/daughter get in touch with you.)
Students are asked to not bring vehicles to the Paint-O-Rama work site. If you need to drop them off or pick them up, that's fine. (The addresses for the houses we are working at are 1305 Aggie Way, 1489 Mervin's Run and 1504 Mervin's Run.)
Students will need:
- a water bottle
- sunscreen (or put it on before you come)
- a large paintbrush and a small paintbrush*
- a container to hold paint in**
- a willingness to work
- closed toed shoes, or "chaco" like sandals which hold the front and back of the foot
If you have a ladder that we can use (and you have not already let us know via the Paint-O-Rama sign-up form) please bring it Tuesday morning. Look for the youth trailer. Ladders can go in the trailer. Please, oh please make sure it is marked with your name.
Youth group t-shirt rule: clothing worn by students will likely get some paint on it. Therefore, the youth group t-shirt rule is in effect. That means, you shouldn't wear a youth group shirt from the past 2 years, unless it is one we got from an outside group and did not make ourselves. So, the summer tshirt from 2021, Mega Days tshirt from 2021, summer tshirt from 2022...if you wear those, other students might be super sad and then will cry in the paint and cause the paint to be watered down. But shirts we have gotten at youth events (like Soul Link or Winterfest or Cornerstone) are fine to wear. Okay, this is kind of joking, but it's also because every year we have someone who buys a summer tshirt on the Sunday before Paint-O-Rama and then wears it on the first day of Paint-O-Rama. Parent's money is too valuable to ruin a tshirt the first week you have it. And we want them to be able to wear the shirt for more than one day. So wear an old shirt and everything will be good.
Thanks to everyone for signing up to join us. We have a great group of students and we are excited about the work we will be able to do to God's glory. (a list of students can be found below to help you know who is signed up.)
Get excited! It's going to be a great week!
*The big one can be a 3 or 4 inch brush. The small one can be a 1 or 1.5 inch brush. You can buy fancy brushes if you want, but you can save money by buying an economy brush. You can even get one from the dollar store, if you can find one there. (they usually have them)
**Something like a coffee can, large butter container, large yogurt container, or plastic food storage container would work. It will probably be trashed at the end of the week.
Wow, Paint-O-Rama is here! We're so excited. Hope you are too.
For the first time since 2019, we get to paint houses and help people.
Glad you can join us. Glad you can be a part.
Students who are signed up:
Oleksii (Alex) S