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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Students traded books and pencils for paintbrushes at College Park Elementary School this weekend. Volunteers, staff, and even kids joined together for Painting at the Park, an event dedicated to restoring the school.

The community says investing a little time and a little money now will make kids more successful later.

"It’s an older school. It was built back in the 60’s, so it does have a lot of maintenance needs," said College Park Assistant Principal David Greenwood. "We feel that we work here and have kids that go here. We live in the community and we should take care of it and make sure it is here for a long time."

The school plans on hosting another Painting at the Park day in February. Volunteers say if the weather is nice, they will focus on outdoor maintenance.

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great

This is just wonderful. I am a big fan of college Park Elementary. I go the church next door and we are so blessed to have you as neighbors. Keep up the good work and thank you for being such good role models for the kids.

where did all the ed.

where did all the ed. lottery go

obviously not towards your education

I'm hesitant to respond to you since you are just a troll, but here goes.

For the ease of using simple numbers, I'll show you where the education lottery money goes. The state budgets $100 dollars for the schools. The lottery people say they have $40 to give to the schools. The state then takes $40 out of the school budget and replaced it with the $40 from the lottery. The schools still get $100 and now the government has an additional $40 to piss off on anything they wish.

It is nothing more than a shell game with the same end result, the government wasting money on huggy feel good projects.