Grateful for help painting the town proud

To the editor:

Twenty-two volunteers over four days gathered to help scrape, prep, and paint Wellington Auto Parts to help kick off an “improvement movement.” Farm &Home Hardware owner Scott Jerousek donated over $ 1,200 in supplies and labor to support the event. Scott, along with Farm & Home employees DeNita Tuttle, Erin Frost, and Mike Manning rallied representatives from Sherwin Williams and Rust-Oleum to assist.

In total, there were 79 volunteer hours and 65 labor hours spent on the project. We could not have accomplished the task without additional supplies, scaffolding, and ladders loaned from Farm & Home, Jason Keith, and Jim Jerousek. ResCare and Subway showed support by donating food and water. ResCare also sent three employees and one friend to help.

See a full list of volunteers on our website at and stop by Wellington Auto Parts to see the new paint.

Own a building in downtown? Jim Jerousek has offered to assist more downtown building and business owners with purchasing additional paint to inspire more improvements prior to the Wellington bicentennial celebration. A handful of buildings have taken part already. He encourages everyone to “Renew the Spirit of 76!” Call Main Street at 440-647-3987 for details.

You too can help keep Wellington beautiful by eliminating litter, cigarette butts, and pet waste from sidewalks, alleys, and streets. We also invite you to become a Main Street Wellington member and volunteer to help continue these events to revitalize Wellington.

On a personal note, I truly appreciate the support of volunteers, friends, and many family members including my husband Andy. My parents instilled in me a love for Wellington and giving back when possible. I especially appreciate my mom for helping scrape Wellington Auto Parts on that ungodly hot day, and my dad for helping other businesses purchase paint. They are the main reason I am where I am today. Thank you!

Jenny Arntz

Main Street Wellington