Paint donation helps spruce up Rogers Elementary School classrooms


Linda Mills paints a classroom at Rogers Elementary School on July 20. Rogers received a donation of 40 gallons of paint from the True Value Foundation’s Paint a Brighter Future program.

Classrooms throughout much of Rogers Elementary School in Marshalltown are getting a fresh coat of paint thanks to a donation through the True Value Foundation’s Painting a Brighter Future program.

Forty gallons of paint have been donated by the True Value Foundation and distributed locally through the Thompson True Value store. The new paint will help spruce up the classrooms in the building in advance of students coming back in the fall.

Dave Thompson, owner of Thompson True Value, said they help out local schools annually with this project and he is pleased to be able to offer the paint. He encourages other area schools to apply for the donations in the future.

“It’s always wonderful to be a beneficial part of the community,” Thompson said.

Rogers Elementary Principal Dr. Mick Jurgensen said he was grateful to Thompson True Value for providing the paint and working with the school. Dr. Jurgensen also appreciated the help of Rogers custodian Adam Rundall and the summer cleaning crew at the school as they worked the painting into their schedule.