Volunteers spruce up Bendle football stadium



Volunteers spent Sunday morning and afternoon painting the bleachers and railings at the Bendle football stadium.

Volunteers spent Sunday morning and afternoon painting the bleachers and railings at the Bendle football stadium.

BURTON — A group of about 20 volunteers, including parents, students and even the mayor, helped give the Bendle High School football stadium a fresh look with paint and flowers, Sept. 19

Dawn Pully, a parent of a Bendle student, helped organize the clean-up which was held Sunday. Volunteers spent the day painting all the bleachers and railings, the stadium bathrooms, the ticket booth and planted some flowers at the site.

Pully, a Bendle graduate herself who works for Bendle Public Schools, said additionally there were plans for two graduates to return on Monday paint murals on the bathroom walls.

As for the painting of the bleachers and railings, Pully said they planned to have it done in one day.

“We’re hoping to get it all done today,” she said.

She thanked the community for its help and for donations of supplies needed for the clean-up project.

Home depot donated about $50 of painting supplies, Trio Paint donated 10 gallons of white paint, County Commissioner Ellen Ellenburg (D-Burton) donated 5 gallons of yellow paint, the flowers were donated by Fenner’s Floral Design, parents donated the yellow paint and mulch and another family donated time to weed and plant the flower beds, said Pully.

Burton Mayor Duane Haskins and Burton Clerk Racheal Ervin-Boggs at work painting bleachers at the Bendle stadium. Photos by Gary Gould

Burton Mayor Duane Haskins and Burton Clerk Racheal Ervin-Boggs at work painting bleachers at the Bendle stadium. Photos by Gary Gould

She said Margarita Riley was the one who came up with the idea of holding a clean-up event and Pully said she spearheaded things from there.

Burton Mayor Duane Haskins, who was hard at work painting bleachers, said he doesn’t think the stadium has had a fresh coat of paint since his own son attended there 11 years ago.

Burton Clerk Racheal Ervin-Boggs was also there painting and 67th District Court Judge Jessica Hammond was expected to help later that afternoon.

Pully thanked everyone for the help and for all the donations.