Eagle project creates rainbow room at Canfield church

Submitted photo Helping to paint the new preschool classroom at Canfield United Methodist Church for Josh Farley’s Eagle Scout project are, from left, Allison Farley and Maddy Gordon.

CANFIELD — One of the many traditions associated with Scouting recently happened near the Village Green, where Josh Farley did his Eagle Scout service project — with a lot of help from his friends and family.

The project’s purpose was to transform a room on the second floor of the Canfield United Methodist Church into a new preschool classroom.

The job included painting the room white from floor to ceiling, window casings and more all over the course of several days. The renovations were done to accommodate the accents that bring the room’s rainbow theme to life.

Each of the six radiators in the room was painted a different color of the rainbow, bringing fun accents to the new room for the preschool’s Little Learners program. Above each radiator, curtains were hung that matched the color of the radiator below.

The centerpiece of Farley’s project was the creation of a large storage cabinet, which had been an open-shelving unit and coat closet before. More shelves where the coat rack had been were taken out, and doors were added so that the cabinet could be locked securely. These doors were finished with special chalkboard paint, so that the Little Learners have a place to draw pictures, or so that a teacher can write lessons on them.

After the work, which took about a week to complete in July, the project was presented to Amanda Yoho, director of the preschool; Miranda Johnson, the teacher who will be using the classroom; the Rev. Ivy Smith of the Canfield United Methodist Church; and Scoutmaster Kevin Prus of Scouts BSA Troop 9025, which meets at the church.

Farley thanked everyone who helped to carry out the project. He also thanked the congregation of the Canfield United Methodist Church, which he said generously donated to the causes of the preschool and his project.



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