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Picasso theme artwork created at Beaver Dam Playground Movement

February 4, 2019

There is nothing like a little color on a foggy day to put a smile on people’s faces.

Jamie Kratz-Gullickson brought oil pastels and watercolors to Beaver Dam’s Habitat for Humanity – ReStore on Sunday and helped the children in attendance to create their own Picasso masterpieces.

“We needed something flexible,” Kratz-Gullickson said. “It’s a pretty diverse activity, so everyone can enjoy it.”

A portion of the parking lot of the ReStore was created into a playground last year to add a park area around the location at 1022 Madison St.

The parking lot was painted and equipment for games was also purchased or donated for the children of the area. The weather dictates what months the children play inside.

“There is always something to do no matter what the weather,” Restore Manager Laura Goral said.

Kratz-Gullickson was the third visiting community supervisor to bring her talents to the playground. In the past, hockey, pumpkin carving and caroling have been part of the bi-monthly Sunday events.

The playground group meets during the afternoons on the first and third Sunday of every month. Anyone interested in hosting a supervised playground or wanting to know more about the playground can like the Playground Movement – Beaver Dam Facebook page or text Goral at 920-344-5769 to find out more.