Fresh Paint Days (FPD) is a Keep Oklahoma Beautiful (KOB) program designed to encourage volunteers to seek out unsightly community structures and renovate them with the creative use of resources provided by and through KOB. Volunteers will make use of these supplies to transform that community blemish over a period of a few days with the simple application of FRESH PAINT and a lot of elbow grease! And this year, Greer County Conservation District designed an especially creative project!
Greer County Conservation District, led by the fearless Donna Gilpatrick, was chosen to received 20 gallons of paint – a beige base color and a purple trim. As you would expect, the majority of the building’s four walls were painted entirely beige while the tops of the walls, where it meets the roof, and door frames were painted purple. But Donna didn’t stop there. With the help of some very imaginative and resourceful artists, the group transformed an unsightly, aging, forgotten structure into a work of art. Two murals, on each side of the building, depicting pride in our great state and showcasing its beauty.
Greer County was recently chosen as the Best Visual Impact Winner for their project at our 24th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards Celebration. We are so proud of Greer County Conservation District’s imagination and creativity!