Clayton County school to undergo beautification

State Representative Valencia Stovall, D-Forest Park, recently announced that the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 77’s (IUPAT-DC77) 2019 Day of Action will be focused on beautification efforts on Forest Park Middle School in Forest Park.

The event takes place at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4 when the IUPAT-DC77 members and community volunteers will beautify Forest Park Middle School’s student courtyard area. The IUPAT-DC77 will also donate $1,965 each to Forest Park Middle School, Lake City Elementary School and Morrow Elementary School to create a Helping Hands Ending Hunger program. This program provides supplemental meals to students during the weekend.

“The Clayton County community is grateful that IUPAT-DC77 chose these schools in their annual service initiative,” said Rep. Stovall. “Their donations, which total $5,895, will go a long way in assisting children who need meals during the weekend. We are looking forward to the potential partnership with Clayton County Public Schools to create an apprenticeship for youth in the painting trade. I look forward to seeing the economic impact students graduating with a trade and earning livable wages could have on our local economy.”