Pictures: "Paint the Box" project designed to raise literacy awareness in Williamsburg
The Gazette has partnered with the nonprofit organization Literacy for Life on "Paint the Box," which was created to bring awareness to the issue of adult literacy and raise money for the organization. Local schools and community groups have spent the last few weeks turning old newspaper boxes into new works of art. The finished works will be displayed throughout the area at local businesses.
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Left to right: Jessica Peters, Lilli Koontz, and Sierra Long prepare a newspaper box for their project by spray painting it with a white base coat. They are sophomores at Lafayette High School in an advanced art class called "Painting" taught by Bruce Shumaker.