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Emma Ferrando smiles as she prepares to spray paint over graffiti at Benny Peterson Park in Superior July 9. About 60 young people from local churches spent the afternoon cleaning up garbage and covering up graffiti at three Superior parks. (Submitted photo)

Leaving marks on Superior parks

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Nearly 60 young people toting spray paint cans left their mark on Superior parks earlier this month. Instead of leaving graffiti in their wake, they erased it.

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“The original idea for this event came from a meeting of the local youth pastors,” said Tom Bush, youth pastor at Bayside Baptist church. For about eight years, they have been meeting a few times a week to discuss youth ministry, church and how they can partner together to encourage students.

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