Valley Stream Central PTSA Paint Party colors away


The Central-Memorial Parent-Teacher Association Paint Party proved to be a vibrant success, bringing families together for an evening of creativity and community support on Feb 2. Held at the Merrick Road Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1790, the event drew a crowd of 104 attendees, selling out thanks to the exceptional organization by the committee headed by Angelica Rajaram and Alexis Reyes.

The Paint Party, according to Rajaram, provides families with an opportunity to bond while painting a fun image on canvas. Led by main artist Grace Albert, supported by Taylor Hogan, attendees were guided through the artistic process, creating colorful creations under expert instruction.

Local businesses, including BJ’s Brewhouse & Restaurant, contributed generously to the event, providing food and contributing baskets for raffles. The raffle prizes, totaling approximately 25 high-quality baskets, added to the excitement of the evening, with attendees eagerly participating in support of PTSA initiatives.

The Paint Party not only provided families with a fun-filled evening but also raised almost $4,000 from ticket sales and raffle donations. These funds will directly support PTSA initiatives, including scholarships, enrichment programs, student grade council support, and teacher/staff appreciation efforts.