Volunteers take a break from painting the fence along Southwest 320th Street last Saturday to pose for a photo. Courtesy Shelley Pauls                                Volunteers take a break from painting the fence along Southwest 320th Street last Saturday to pose for a photo. Courtesy Shelley Pauls

Volunteers take a break from painting the fence along Southwest 320th Street last Saturday to pose for a photo. Courtesy Shelley Pauls Volunteers take a break from painting the fence along Southwest 320th Street last Saturday to pose for a photo. Courtesy Shelley Pauls

Volunteers Paint the Fence to help beautify the city

Last Saturday’s efforts focused on 320th Street

More than 50 volunteers from local community groups teamed up with Mayor Jim Ferrell and Federal Way City Council members last Saturday for a beautification painting project along the Southwest 320th Street corridor.

The group painted more than 1,400 feet of fence along the north and south sides of 320th between 11th Avenue Southwest and and 18th Avenue Southwest.

Parks Department crews pressure washed the fence the two Saturdays prior to the event before volunteers picked up buckets and brushes and finished the job.

The project was spearheaded by Dwight and Shelley Pauls, coordinators of We Love Our City, and various community groups, churches, nonprofits and local businesses joined forces to complete the project.

“We are so grateful to all those in the community who came out on a day where it was threatening to rain and put in some hard work to accomplish a great project,” Mayor Jim Ferrell said.

The Federal Way Sherwin-Williams store donated paint and miscellaneous supplies, and gave a discounted rate on 20 gallons of paint. Five Star Painting of Federal Way donated paint as well, while World Vision donated paint brushes and buckets. Brooklake Church donated bottled water and other miscellaneous supplies. Family Life Community Church donated snacks, as well as a paint sprayer and gasoline for the generator.

Other area organizations that brought volunteers included Northwest Foursquare Church, Slavic Gospel Church, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Christian Faith School, South King County Fire & Rescue and Federal Way Public Schools.




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More than 50 people spent time last Saturday helping to paint the fence along Southwest 320th Street. Courtesy Shelley Pauls

More than 50 people spent time last Saturday helping to paint the fence along Southwest 320th Street. Courtesy Shelley Pauls

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