Trotwood Community Paint Day
Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County and Montgomery County Juvenile Court are pleased to announce that the Helping Adolescents Achieve Long-term Objectives (HAALO) mural project is planning a Community Paint Day in the city of Trotwood on Friday, October 12, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at John Wolfe Park, 4030 Denlinger Road, Trotwood, Ohio.
HAALO is a program that connects young people involved with Montgomery County Juvenile Court to arts programming through a partnership with K12 Gallery.
Due to the success of a previous mural that was created in downtown Trotwood, Mayor Mary McDonald approached Public Health about expanding the mural program. “Home Depot is bringing a team of workers and providing lunch to the kids from the HAALO program, students, and community members that want to come out and paint with us,” said Bruce Barcelo, Healthy Lifestyles Supervisor at Public Health.
The new mural design urges the community to adopt or live a healthy lifestyle. The healthy lifestyle theme was inspired by the work of Trotwood High School Youth in the “STAND” tobacco prevention program.
“Because tobacco use is a contributing factor to the leading causes of preventable death in Montgomery County, heart disease and cancer, it is important to inform children at a young age about the dangers of smoking,” said Health Commissioner Jeff Cooper, Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County.
“Through our partnership with The Home Depot, Montgomery County Juvenile Court, Trotwood High School as well as the City of Trotwood, this mural exemplifies the notion that a small number of caring individuals working together can truly make a difference,” said Barcelo.