Painting With a Twist is hosting a charity event for the Terminal Park Elementary School scholarship program Friday, October 18th. “We are a unique school in that we’re the oldest in Auburn, have a high poverty rate, high diversity, and are home to the district’s highly capable STEP program. Students from our school go to all four Auburn high schools,” shared teacher Chris Williams.
Three years ago staff at Terminal Park Elementary began a scholarship program for former students of the school. “Because of our unique student population,” explained Williams, “we have designated one scholarship to be awarded based on merit, one on financial need, and one (if available) for community college or trade school.”
Since it started the nine scholarships have been awarded. “The first year they were funded entirely by school staff. But then they were [funded by] a combination of fundraising and staff donations,” said Williams. “Our scholarships are small but come from the heart!”
This Friday, October 18th, Painting With a Twist invites members of the community to “sip. Paint. Relax. A little bit of paint, a little bit of wine and a whole lot of fun!” all while raising money for scholarships. The event artwork is a snowy tree, which can be painted on canvas (16×20 or 12×12), wooden shiplap pallet or wood plank board.