Energetic volunteers gathered at Newton North on Sunday, April 28, 2019, for the eighth annual Operation Bold Paint; they left the building having refreshed a dozen classrooms and offices. Stated Principal Henry Turner, "Thank you for your hard work with Newton Serves. The newly painted spaces look fantastic, and there were many smiling faces on Monday."
Operation Bold Paint was masterminded by unflappable co-chairs Andrew Hargens and Shawna Slack. Their efforts are greatly appreciated! Wellbridge Physical Therapy generously provided free mini-massages and pizza for volunteers.
Thank you to Anna Ford for collecting and organizing all of the room requests; Joel Bloom and Millicent Lawton for overseeing volunteers and keeping the lines of communication open; Honda Village and Wellbridge PT for sponsoring refreshments; and custodial staff for providing support.
Finally, THANK YOU to all the painting volunteers, including Heather Alker, Katherine Arpino, Jessica Avery, Nani Bauza, Tom Bledsoe, Joel Bloom, Sally Brickell, Kelly Brown, Jean Cao, Lisa Carbone, Drika Chin, Johnny Chin, Dan Cotter, Ian Cotter, Jaya Delong, Cathy DeVoe, Lou Gardner, Hongtao Guo, Holland Hargens, Gail Harris, John Heneghan, Massimo Hovagijmian, Gail Huang, Dong Jiang, Jason Jiang, Lerzan Kizilay, Sherry Klein, Millicent Lawton, Robert Lakomski, Faith Lyons, Ann Manaktala, Heather Mehra, William Mehra, Victor Mo, Alison Montague, Maggie Needham, Poppy Needham, Andy Norton, Dan Norton, Jordan Ronell, Stuart Schechter, JP Schwartz, Megan Schwartz, Cynthia Siedman-Willen, John Sisson, Aidan Vahey, Maureen Vahey, Ted Vahey, Yansheng Wang, and Helen Xiao. Please pardon any errors or omissions.