Kuna sixth graders painted the town red, green and gold today all to spread some holiday cheer.
9:13 PM, Nov 30, 2016
6:34 AM, Dec 1, 2016
Some Kuna sixth graders painted the town red, green and gold today all to spread some holiday cheer for the fifth year in a row.
From Main street and beyond, close to ninety 6th graders from Reed Elementary brought out the paint and Christmas lights to help kuna ring in the holidays. From snowmen to Christmas trees, they are all painting to give back to the community.
"I don't really care about presents I mean it's more about giving than receiving. I like helping the community ," said 6th grader Kellee Monday.
They call it Operation Decoration, and it's been taking over Kuna for five years now, all made possible with help from grants and business donations.
This year the kids are decorating more than 30 storefronts, decorating them with the theme "Winter wonderland" and they say they love to see kids showing off their work.
"It's fantastic that we can give back to the community and they can give back to us. We like being part of the community here and they're doing a fantastic job on our windows," said Christopher Mayers a financial advisor for Edward Jones Investments.
Teachers say the holiday-themed community service project not only brightens up the town, but also teaches the children a valuable lesson.
"At this point, they are learning how important it is to do community service and they feel they sense of pride they never felt before," explained Sari Stewart a 6th teacher for Reed Elementary.
The decorations will be up until mid to late January.