Sidney Lanier High School gets a makeover

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Hundreds of volunteers gathered to repaint the third floor of Sidney Lanier High School Saturday.

It's a part of the Montgomery Clean City Commission's new school cleanup program called "Pact To A.C.T."

All Montgomery public schools were given the chance to apply to the program and 23 did. However, one school caught the commission's attention.

"Looking at the grand scale of things, the third floor of Lanier, from floor to ceiling, in every part of the hallway had peeling paint and so it was kind of a no-brainer to partner with this school," said Montgomery Clean City Commission Executive Director Amanda Miller.

The Montgomery Clean City Commission partnered with the South Central Business District for this particular project.

"We were originally going to paint a couple more schools and just through everything that happens and comes up in life, Lanier is what we decided to focus on, and we actually partnered with the South Central Business District to make this a possibility," Miller said.

Originally, they were only going to have one shift for volunteers to come to, but due to the amount of volunteers who expressed interest they added an additional shift.

The Montgomery Clean City Commission hopes to replicate the program in the future.

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