Community Painting the Town…or the House!

Sarasota Patch   April 6, 2018
Painting of the historic Wright Bush house of Newtown by college students and community member
A group of five New College students have lead an initiative to beautify a historic home in Newtown. The Wright Bush house, which was built in 1920, is in desperate need of preservation, including a fresh coat of paint. The students have received $1,200 of funding from the Community Foundation of Sarasota to purchase paint for the exterior of the house. A contractor and Newtown resident, Mr. Calvin Bryant, has also given a huge amount of support to this project and is donating his time and supplies to power wash and make much-needed exterior repairs to the house. With the combined efforts of Mr. Bryant and students Angela McTigue, Alex Grattery, Asia Lord, Ben Weisman, and Helen DeBerri, this project is moving forward. On April 14th the group will be joined by other student volunteers to paint the house from 10am to 3:30pm. Everyone is welcome to come by and join them to volunteer to paint or watch the house be painted.