North Hastings Children’s Services’ Youth Advisory Board needs volunteers to help paint the rainbow crosswalk that is set to be painted in Bancroft.

Council approved the crosswalk at a special meeting last month. Three spots were suggested with a rainbow staircase also a possibility, but only one was approved as a “trial run.” It will be in front of the post office on Station Street. It was noted during the meeting by Mayor Paul Jenkins that if all goes well with the first location, more locations as possible.

The board is now looking for volunteers to help paint the crosswalk. While Youth and Family Support Program Coordinator Sarah Pheonix tells My Bancroft Now they are unsure of when the painting will start, they are looking for people to sign-up to help. You’re being asked to email Pheonix at sphoenix@nhcs.ca if you’re interested in lending a hand.

“When this project is done and that crosswalk is painted people are going to come around the corner on (highway) 28 and I think they’re just going to smile,” Co-chair of the Community Development committee Valerie Miles said during the meeting before the crosswalk was approved.