AVON, OH--(Marketwired - May 14, 2014) - Lunchtime is a midday retreat for both students and teachers -- they're able to take a break from schoolwork, refuel and chat with friends. However, enjoying downtime in an unpleasant cafeteria can be tough; that's why FrogTape® brand painter's tape, and their construction and design team, will make over one lucky school's lunchroom as part of the 2015 FrogTape Love for the Lunchroom™ cafeteria makeover program. Three schools in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) have been selected as finalists, and online voting will determine which cafeteria receives a $10,000 upgrade.
"We had such great success with the 2014 Love for the Lunchroom program and truly made an impact with our first makeover," said Bill Kahl, executive vice president of marketing, ShurTech Brands, LLC. "The students, faculty and parents at Benjamin Franklin Elementary were so excited, and once we saw what a difference we were able to make, we knew this was a program we wanted to continue. It's a profound feeling to contribute to our surrounding community and we're thankful to be able to partner again in 2015 with CMSD."
The three finalist schools are all within the CMSD, which is near ShurTech Brand's headquarters in Avon, Ohio. After evaluating a number of schools in-need, three finalists were chosen.
Sunbeam Elementary School
- Date built: 1921
- Number of students: 260
- Interesting fact: Sunbeam is the only school within the district that offers a therapy pool to accommodate its high population of orthopedically handicapped students
Luis Muñoz Marin Elementary School
- Date built: 1977
- Number of students: 650 - 700
- Interesting fact: Luis Muñoz Marin teachers use a dual-language model, so all of its students learn both English and Spanish
Charles W. Eliot Elementary School
- Date built:1954
- Number of students:470
- Interesting fact: To show support towards the school's high population of autistic children, every Friday the staff wear T-shirts to support and create awareness for autism
Voting ends on August 18th and entrants may submit one vote per email address. The winning school will be announced in September, and the cafeteria makeover will be completed and revealed in January 2015. FrogTape brand spokesperson and design expert Taniya Nayak will lead the design of the new space and Tom Bury, FrogTape spokesperson and construction manager on Food Network's "Restaurant: Impossible" will spearhead the renovation.
FrogTape is the only painter's tape treated with patented PaintBlock® Technology. PaintBlock reacts with latex paint which instantly forms a micro-barrier that seals the edges of the tape, creating crisp lines and helps prevent paint bleed. There are a number of tapes available within the popular family of FrogTape products, including FrogTape Textured Surface, FrogTape Multi-Surface, FrogTape Delicate Surface and FrogTape Shape Tape™, the brand's first painter's tape cut into unique patterns that allows homeowners to quickly and easily transform a space with paint.
To cast your vote and follow the Love for the Lunchroom design process, visit loveforthelunchroom.com. For more information about any FrogTape products, visit frogtape.com.
About Taniya Nayak
Taniya has been a regular on HGTV mainstays like "Designed to Sell," "House Hunters on Vacation" and had guest appearances on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "The Today Show," "The View," "Good Morning America" and "The Talk." Taniya can be seen on the Food Network series, "Restaurant: Impossible," which is currently in its sixth season. With experience on Food Network, HGTV and regular appearances on "The Rachael Ray Show," Taniya has quickly become a respected and prominent figure in television's interior design world and has a knack for bringing unexpected finishes together with practical, real-life functionality.
About Tom Bury
With a bachelor's degree in architecture and master's degree in construction, Tom Bury has been designing and building spaces for more than a decade. His projects range from multi-million dollar public and private sector buildings to private residences and everything in between. With a well-rounded background in construction, architecture and design, Tom can do it all. Tom is the Founder/Partner in Division 9 Design + Construction, L.P. which is both a design firm and construction company. Tom is best known for his most challenging project to date, working with Chef Robert Irvine as the lead construction manager on the Food Network series "Restaurant: Impossible."
FROGTAPE® BRAND PRODUCTS
The FrogTape® brand, marketed by ShurTech Brands, LLC, offers premium-quality, innovative painting tapes that feature PaintBlock® Technology, a super-absorbent polymer that seals the edges of the tape, which keeps paint out and keeps lines sharp. For more information on FrogTape®, visit frogtape.com; Like us on Facebook® (facebook.com/frogtape); Follow us on Twitter® (@frogtape); Follow our boards on Pinterest® (pinterest.com/frogtape) or watch us on YouTube® (youtube.com/frogtapetube).
SHURTECH BRANDS, LLC
ShurTech Brands, LLC, markets do-it-yourself tapes, office and housewares products under the Duck®, FrogTape®, Painter's Mate Green®, Caremail®, Easy Liner® and Shurtape® brands. The company is a subsidiary of Shurtape Technologies, LLC, Hickory, N.C., an industry-leading producer of pressure sensitive masking, duct, packaging and specialty tape products, with facilities in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico, Peru, United Arab Emirates and China. Shurtape services numerous markets, including industrial, packaging, HVAC, professional paint, auto, marine, aerospace, arts and entertainment, and retail. Shurtape also manufactures and markets the Shurtape® and Kip® brands. Visit ShurTech.com for more information.
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