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LaFayette High students paint van for April 5 Art Car Parade

As featured in Chattanooga Times Free Press

By Katie Ward
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Something old, something new. Something borrowed, something blue … and yellow, purple, lime green, orange and red.

LaFayette High School students are using a van as a canvas to turn something old into something new. The van is a year-round mode of transportation for the Kaleidoscope program in Chickamauga that helps special needs adults residing in Dade, Walker and Catoosa counties with job and life skills.

The rainbow-colored van will be entered in the area’s third annual Art Car Parade coming to downtown Chattanooga Saturday, April 5.

Students all agree that the art van project is “amazing.” They have been helped on the project by Kaleidoscope clients.

“We want to give students an opportunity to think outside the box and work together as a team,” said LHS art teacher Heather Hawkins, who saw the van in the Kaleidoscope parking lot and offered to transform it for the clients.

Her students have placed first, second and third in the parade in the past.

To learn more about the Art Car Parade, visit here.

For more information about the Kaleidoscope program, visit here.

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