Paint A Wish

Painting Party


Patty Locke

Picture of what was painted at the party.

Patty L. 23', Reporter

Make-A-Wish Foundation is an organization that gives kids, who are diagnosed with a critical illness from the ages of two and half years old to eighteen years old, a chance to live out their wish. Padua has a Make-A-Wish club and one of their fundraisers was a Paint Party. 

At the painting party, all students who wanted to participate had to pay $10. The money was then donated to the foundation. The paint party was held in the cafe after school on a cycle 7. Ms. Keefe was the instructor, but the whole event couldn’t have been accomplished without Padua’s Make-A-Wish club and Mrs. Campbell. 

There were snacks like chips, cookies, and apple ciders, as well as paint and the proper supplies for all of the attendees. Many people attended this event and had a great time. “I enjoyed the party! It was a good way to relieve the stress of the week,” said, Maura Shandy, a freshman at Padua. 

Everyone painted a picture of a dandelion being blown in the wind. “This reflects the idea of literally “making a wish” by blowing on a dandelion.  It also utilizes blue, one of the colors associated with Make-A-Wish,” said Ms. Keefe. 

“I enjoyed the party because I really like to paint,” said freshman at Padua, Anna Szczerba.

Grace Manzillio, a freshman at Padua, also really liked the painting party. “The party was a huge success and everyone had a great time. The event was very well put together and everyone had a great time painting and chatting with friends.”