There were projects to beautify the outside with plantings and paint. There were also several groups, including us, who worked inside on a variety of murals in the school. Our group walked into the gym to find designs sketched on the walls of the gym, paintbrushes, and buckets of paint. Grabbing a paintbrush, everyone started right away on the painting, excited to add some color and fun to the walls. Another group touched up some of the murals in the hallways as this school has a ton of murals and many are older and in need of some repair.
The cafeteria just so happens to be directly connected to the gym. At lunchtime, we had kids sneaking in to see what we were doing as they were excited about the new murals we were creating. They not only watched us as we painted, but took the time to thank us for our hard work. This honestly brightened everyone's day and really made the volunteer opportunity even more special. We ended up with a really terrific mural that everyone was proud of helping to complete. Spring Service Day was a thorough success and I'm proud to say that we left Winn Elementary better than we found it.