May 10th, 2018 students at Aspen Valley High School and Middle School come together and create a Spray the Love Project
In August 2017 we were asked to share our story with all of Academy School District 20's Administration, where our school leaders got their hands dirty and Sprayed the Love on panels that now decorate their main office at 1110 Chapel Hills Drive, Colorado Springs.
The fence remained as a community landmark for over a year, but due to the harsh Colorado winters, and the age of the fence, we needed to find a safe home for it. The administration at Discovery Canyon High School, especially from Mr. King has been amazing. Their unwavering commitment to the students and families of our community are to be commended as the best possible.
The fence will live on, protected and constantly reminding the students of the Discovery Canyon Campus that they are LOVED.
Thank you Ace Hardware for your fantastic support and for providing all of our paint supplies. Thank you to the gracious people at Higher Grounds Fencing, here in Colorado Springs, who donated almost 100 feet of fence for our event at the 2016 What If Festival in downtown Colorado Springs! Photos to come soon.
Thank you to the 300+ family, friends, strangers, neighbors, visitors, and pets that joined us July 4th, 5th, and 6th on the corner of Struthers Road and Falcons Nest Loop to #SpraytheLoveCO - We had toddlers to teenagers, sixth graders to senior citizens, men and women of all backgrounds and beliefs from across the United States, stop and spray paint flowers of love on our fence as a visual reminder that despite the hurt and hate in the world, we all can still find Love.
Special thanks to the many people that donated drinks, ice cream, cupcakes, donuts, and sandwiches to our crew. That sign of loved kept us fueled the three non-stop days.
The message is clear, and since we started this project the current events have magnified our message even more. We need to Love one another. We need to Love ourselves. We need to remember that despite all of the darkness in the world, whether it be within our borders or within our bedroom walls, WE ARE LOVED.
Since we finished, we have many more people visiting and taking photos of our fence. We encourage you to visit and do the same. Share it with the world. We would love to see them shared everywhere! Keep this message alive, and please show us through Instagram and Twitter through our #SpraytheLoveCO hashtag and @SpraytheLoveCO usernames.
NEWS STORIES & ARTICLES
We had the local TV station, KOAA interview and broadcast from our yard.
The Tri-Lake Tribune and Colorado Springs Gazette newspapers also wrote articles about our message.