Posted: Jan 21, 2013 1:29 PM by KXLF
Updated: Jan 21, 2013 2:14 PM
BUTTE - On Monday morning, students from East Middle School tried to remove graffiti on the dugouts at Father Sheehan Park.
"It's hard to get off," said Ryan Shultz, an eighth grader who was scrubbing hard at yellow graffiti on the brick wall of the dugout.
Shultz and about 10 of his classmates were working together to clean a dugout on field three. Each of them said they wanted to give back to Butte on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
The students were out in the cold for nearly an hour. Butte's Community Enrichment Department provided the supplies to remove the paint. The graffiti was difficult to remove in the low temperatures.
The students said having recently learned about Martin Luther King they were motivated to take on this project.
"It makes me feel pretty happy because I get to help the community and just be a good person," said Darragh Fitzpatrick, an eighth grader at East Middle School.
The students hope to return in the spring and paint over the remaining graffiti.