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Scout Hall’s friends give building facelift

Allied Arts Council director Carmen Drapeau

Allied Arts Council director Carmen Drapeau paints the walls of the Fort Macleod Scout Hall.

The Fort Macleod Scout Hall received a much-need facelift on Saturday from some of its friends.
Fifteen volunteers from a variety of groups that use the hall scrubbed the hall clean and then applied a fresh coat of paint.
“We all felt it was time for a freshen-up,” Fort Macleod Family and Community Support Services director Angie O’Connor said.
In addition to FCSS the volunteers represented the Fort Macleod Arts Club, the Fort Macleod Cubs and the Allied Arts Council.
The volunteers arrived at 9 a.m. Saturday and set about washing walls and cleaning the kitchen and washroom.
“All of these groups use the Scout Hall quite a bit, and we just felt it was time to freshen things up,” O’Connor said.
O’Connor was not sure what to expect for a turn-out when she put out a call for volunteers.
“We were very pleased that 15 people came out,” O’Connor said.
Now that the walls are bright and freshly-painted, historic photos will be returned to their display.
Artists will also display their work on the walls of the Scout Hall, turning it into a small gallery.
The Town of Fort Macleod facilities department paid for the paint and other supplies.

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