Dolphin International donates paint for beautification project

Vicki Campbell of Dolphin, the paint and Mayor Alberto Nuñez

by Dorian Nuñez and Lydia Chuc

Dolphin International donated 200 gallons of paint to the San Pedro Town Board on Wednesday, July 9th, at the San Pedro Town Hall.

Dolphin's representative, Vicki Campbell, met with Mayor Alberto Nuñez to donate paint which will be used by the town board to give concrete structures around town face lifts. Some of the paint will be used by children participating in the summer work program to paint the San Pedro R.C. School and to rescue park benches and walls in town from "Crips" and "Bloods" graffiti and carnival palm prints.

Campbell explained that Dolphin International would like some of the paint distributed to needy families who can not afford to paint their homes. If all goes as planned, then Dolphin will donate more paint. Shipping of the paint was donated by Krystal Shipping.

"Crips" gets painted out
Dennis Alfaro, one of the coordinators of the summer work program, says that the program is going well. "The children are very energetic and enthusiastic about the program and they seem to be proud of all the work that they have done," said Alfaro. The program is only in its second week and the first group of 23 children have cleaned up the San Pedro High School grounds, the San Pedro Roman Catholic Primary School grounds, Esmeralda Park, Central Park, around the San Pedro Roman Catholic Church and Friendship Park. The group has also started to paint the outside of the lower class rooms at the San Pedro R.C. School and they plan to paint the inside as well.

The group was short of paint during the first week of the work program and had to postpone the majority of painting jobs that were scheduled for that week. Because of the generous donation from Dolphin International it is possible for the children to paint over the ugly graffiti and palm prints on the walls and benches at Central Park. Last week was the first group's final work week. On Monday, July 14th, a new group of children started the work program. The program's participants are planning to paint the police station and barracks and also plant trees at the Boca Del Rio Park.

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