Fundraiser turning Old High’s parking spots into works of art

Parking Spots

WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) - A new fundraiser that allows students to get creative with their parking space is coming to Wichita Falls High School.

"They can do it spirited," said Tonja Denson, the President of Parents Teacher Students Organization at Wichita Falls High School. "They can do their initials or their name on there."

Next month, Wichita Falls High School students will bring their paint brushes and paint their parking space.

This project is part of a fundraiser that will benefit Old High's PTSO.

"We sponsor the kids for SAT and ACT," said Denson. "We supply them with caps and gowns at the end of the year if they fall short."

However, that's not the only thing Denson said the organization plans to spend the money on.

"We hope to make enough money to help support maybe some of these other parking lots that they have to park in," said Denson. "They are completely gravel and couldn't be painted."

For that reason, the project is limited to 40 parking spaces but one of those spaces has already been reserved.

Daniel Gonzales plans to sponsor a spot in honor of Ramon LG Gonzales. An Old High senior who passed away in May after his second battle with cancer.

Daniel's daughter, Ivy went through chemo with LG and he said they were inseparable.

Students will be able to reserve their parking spot starting Monday, August 13 at 9 a.m.

Reserving a spot is $40 but an additional $50 will allow students to paint their spot.

Denson said seniors will get the chance to sign up first.

Students who get a spot will be able to paint their space September 8th and 9th.

PTSO members will only provide the school colors, so students will need to bring their own supplies and other colors they wish to use.

To help save money, PTSO members suggest students to share their paint with friends.

Students can also ask businesses to sponsor them.

Once the school year is over, everything will be washed off for the next class to use.

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