Sherwin Williams repaints John L. Fisher CC
Published 8:46 am Thursday, June 4, 2015
If “community” had a color scheme, it would be the white and blue combination of the John L. Fisher Community Center after a recent partnership with Brewton’s Sherwin Williams store.
Each summer, the store undertakes a community service project as part of “National Paint Week,” and this year’s choice was to repaint the center’s lunchroom, said Sherwin Williams’ area sales manager David Wilson and local store manager Robby McClelland.
“National Paint Week is in April, but logistics and weather pushed the project here back until now,” Wilson said. “For our company, this is a project to show community involvement.”
The local paint store donated more than 30 gallons, some painting equipment and a supervisor for the project. Volunteers from Compassion Brewton served as laborers.
The Rev. Willie Blue serves with the community center board. He said the blue and white colors were chosen to honor the building’s past.
“This used to be the old Brewton Middle School,” Blue said. “Before that, it was the Booker T. Washington High School, whose colors were royal blue and white.”
Blue said he was most appreciative of the local store’s help with the project.
“Without their help, I don’t know when we could have gotten this done,” Blue said.
The facility is used through the center’s “Fun Monday” summer youth program, which is ongoing now. The group also hopes to one day offer the facility for public use for events such as reunions.
“Our ultimate goal is to open a kitchen and to feed children before and after school at no charge,” Blue said. “And, we’ll get there one day.”