Volunteers and students from the Tongue Point Job Corps took hold of paint brushes and got to work June 22 at the Seaside Museum and Historical Society and neighboring Butterfield Cottage. The Necanicum Drive buildings received a makeover courtesy the team and 15 exterior gallons and five gallons of trim courtesy of Sherwin Williams Co. in Gearhart, which donated all paint and material.

The student team was led by Tongue Point Job Corps painting instructor Tandy Sturgeon.

“After a year with Tandy, they can go out and join a union, go in as full-trained painter making $15-20 an hour,” Scott Carlton Dyer of Sherwin-Williams said. “It’s an awesome opportunity for students to learn new skills.”

The Butterfield Cottage is the only beach cottage museum in Oregon. The Seaside Museum & Historical Society interprets the Butterfield Cottage to the era circa 1912. The museum is open for visitors Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

— R.J. Marx

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