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Youth As Resources Group Wants To Brighten Scout Park

Posted 10/12/2017

STUDENTS at Halstead High want to do a day of service and paint the Scout Park restroom. Students asked permission at Monday night’s council meeting to paint over an existing mural.STUDENTS at Halstead High want to do a day of service and paint the Scout Park restroom. Students asked permission at Monday night’s council meeting to paint over an existing mural.HALSTEAD – The Youth As Resources group at Halstead High approached city council Monday night asking for permission to do a day of service, focusing on Scout Park.

Youth as Resources is a new club at the high school but branches have been in Newton, Hesston and Burrton for several years, council was told.

The YAR workers plan on going to work Nov. 4, cleaning the park and focusing on the restrooms. There are plans to paint the exterior of the building white and blue.

There is a mural on the restroom wall so the students wanted to make sure there was no sentimental attachment to the mural.

“It could be a sentimental thing and we don’t want to step on toes,” said Claire Wingert, who represented the group.

YAR wants to clean up the sand box in the park and add a border. The students also want to add an activity box that would have things like discs and balls in it, things youngsters could use to play at the park.

The students want to construct a steel box where the items will be placed.

YAR students said they have $300 to fund the project and would not be asking the city for funding.

Council seemed to approve of the work and appointed city parks and rec director Grant Williams as project coordinator.