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Buena Vista Pastor Organizes Community to Help Old School

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An old school in our area is getting a bit of a makeover, and it's all thanks to a local group of volunteers in Buena Vista who decided to step up to the plate.

Reverend Bryon LePere came up with the idea for Renew the Blue after walking through Parry McCluer Middle School for the first time and seeing the deterioration.

Now, hundreds of volunteers from Buena Vista Baptist Church, other churches, businesses, and local organizations have committed to paint 19 rooms in the 90-year-old building.

"It's a great school, has great teachers, has great kids, so the people are wonderful, but there are some obvious signs of wear in a lot of the classrooms," LePere said. "While we can't double the budget or fix some of the big issue things, we can work with paint, we can put paint on a wall."

LePere estimates this project is saving the school system upwards of $10,000.