Realtors lend a painting hand


With not enough money in the Wilmington Municipal Golf Course project fund for the City of Wilmington to pay for the repainting of the course’s clubhouse, the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors stepped in to complete the project.

The work began Wednesday, Aug. 13, with a crew from the association scraping the old hunter green paint off the clubhouse columns in preparation for painting.

Jody Wainio, WRAR president, said the association was asked to help with the work by Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo a couple of months ago.

“The mayor is a fellow Realtor and we have a program through our national association called Placemaking that is a grant program local associations can access to do beautification projects in the community,” Wainio said. “We put a group of more than 50 volunteers together for today and tomorrow and we hope to get this knocked out by then.”

The clubhouse will remain the same color: a white facade with hunter green columns and trim.

Shane Johnson, WRAR government affairs director, said Custom Colors paint store helped match the colors exactly, donated a portion of the paint and provided a discount on all other paint purchased.

Other businesses and individuals that provided supplies were The Home Depot, Tom Gale and J. Clark Hipp.

The $1.2 million renovation of the Wilmington Municipal Golf Course is nearly 90 percent complete and the course is expected to reopen for play in October.



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