Summer Staff Bringing Color to Troy Parks
Have you noticed some eye-catching trash receptacles in Troy this season? They're all thanks to Summer Laborer Ella McKale! Ella, a resident of Harrison Township, has been working in Troy parks the past two summers. Now with enough staff onboard this season, she can take the time to turn these otherwise drab objects into works of art.
On sunny days, you can find Ella touching up park entrance signs with a fresh coat of paint or patrolling parks to keep them clean, among other tasks. But on rainy days, she's at the Department of Public Works creating new paintings on these trash cans. Ella said each of these nature-themed paintings can take around four hours to complete, so she can get through two if it rains all day. So far she has painted 11 cans that are dispersed around the City of Troy, and more to come.
When she's not working at the parks, Ella is a student at the College of Creative Studies. She's going into her junior year studying Animation and hopes to work for a major animation studio one day. While these trash cans aren't her traditional canvas, she enjoys the opportunity to be creative with something other than school work.
See Ella's masterpieces at the following locations:
- Jeanne M Stine Park
- Troy Family Aquatic Center
- Firefighters Park
- Community Gardens at Troy Farm Park
- Daisy Knight Dog Park
- Parking Lot outside of 52-4 District Court
- Flynn Park (coming soon)
- Jaycee Park (coming soon)