New Bus Stops Freshly Painted and Ready to Go for Start of School Year

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Guam – Dozens of volunteers this past Saturday gave the recently constructed bus stops built by DPW a fresh coat of paint, and they also painted the  Guam Seal on the new wooden bus stops.

The bus stops will be placed at locations throughout the island where there are currently none.

Saturday’s “Guam Seal Bus Stop Project”  was sponsored by the Lt. Governor.

In a release, Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio is quoted as saying: “I hope that when our students are waiting for their bus to pick them up for school, they look at the work that we’ve done and they are proud of our island.”

 

Read the Lt. Governor’s release in FULL below:

New and freshly painted bus stops in time for the new school year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 21, 2011

Guam’s public school students will have more than just new bus stops this school year.

Dozens of volunteers participated in Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio’s ‘Guam Seal Bus Stop Project’ on August 20, where they adorned the bus stops with fresh coats of paint depicting the Great Seal of Guam.

The bus stops, which were built by the Department of Public Works, will be placed at locations throughout the island where there are currently none.

“Thank you to all the volunteers and corporate sponsors who helped make this project a success,” said Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio. “I hope that when our students are waiting for their bus to pick them up for school, they look at the work that we’ve done and they are proud of our island.”

Volunteers were made up of representatives from the Offices of the Governor and Lt. Governor, Guam Cub Scouts, The Works! Foundation, Marine Forces Pacific Forward, Pacific Surface Masters, Guam Ancestral Lands Commission, Guam Homeland Security/Office of Civil Defense, Port Authority Police, Department of Corrections, Guam Waterworks Authority and numerous youth and adult residents.

Isla Paint  and Roofing Supply and Sherwin Williams donated the many gallons of paint that were used on the interior and exterior walls of the bus stops. Pay-Less Supermarkets and Guam Fast Food (Kentucky Fried Chicken) provided meals and water for all of the volunteers.

Saturday’s event marked the second in a series of projects that Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio has planned to enhance the appearance of bus stops around the island. No government funds were used for the project.

If you wish to assist in future events, contact Roe-Ann Cruz, Guam Seal Bus Stop Project manager, at 475-9380-4, or through e-mail: roeann.cruz@guam.gov.