WJTV News Channel 12 - Buena Vista pastor organizes community to help old school

Buena Vista pastor organizes community to help old school

Posted: Updated:

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 to "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, so 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," explained LePere.

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

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • April Mugshots

    April Mugshots

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:42:32 GMT
    Thomas Allen WinstonThomas Allen Winston
    The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.
    The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.
  • March Mugshots

    March Mugshots

    Monday, April 7 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-04-07 16:49:38 GMT
    Michelle Marie Bussiere was arrested last week and charged with identity theft, forgery, theft under $500, among other charges.  (Source: Sullivan County Sheriff's Office)Michelle Marie Bussiere was arrested last week and charged with identity theft, forgery, theft under $500, among other charges. (Source: Sullivan County Sheriff's Office)
    This photo gallery features mugshots of individuals arrested in northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia. 
    This photo gallery features mugshots of individuals arrested in northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia. 
  • Pineda says he'll learn from ejection for pine tar

    Pineda says he'll learn from ejection for pine tar

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:45 AM EDT2014-04-24 07:45:37 GMT
    The pine tar glistened on Michael Pineda's neck, improving his grip and inviting trouble.
    The pine tar glistened on Michael Pineda's neck, improving his grip and inviting trouble.
Powered by WorldNow

1820 TV Road
Jackson, MS 39204

Telephone: 601.372.6311
Fax: 804.819.5569
Email: wjtvnews@wjtv.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.