The gazebo located in Zachary’s Historical District received a face-lift thanks to the Sherwin-Williams paint store in Zachary when the community landmark was chosen as a painting project by Sherwin-Williams during its National Painting Week program.

Store manager Brittney McKowen, a Zachary resident, recently contacted the city regarding the community project that began and was completed on June 4.

Each year, Sherwin-Williams picks projects designed to beautify through color inspiration, painting ideas and expert tips during National Painting Week, May 11-16, when thousands of company employees and volunteers across the United States and Canada donate their time and Sherwin-Williams products to upgrade nonprofits, churches, schools and other deserving community organizations, according to a news release.

The Zachary gazebo is used for many events that take place in the Zachary Historical District, such as during the community’s annual Christmas in the Village celebration, when choirs, dance troupes, singers and musicians use the gazebo as a stage, entertaining hundreds of residents and visitors.

About 5 to 8 gallons of Emerald Gloss White was used to brighten up the gazebo, McKowen said.

“Our company does this every year as a way of giving back to the local community where its employees live and work,” she said.

“This was the first time we chose a project in Zachary since the local store opened.”

McKowen said plans are to do a project every year and a half in the community.

“I would like to thank Sherwin-Williams for their generous donation and would like to commend the volunteer painters for their time and efforts in beautifying our city’s gazebo,” Mayor David Amrhein said.

Volunteer painters included Anthony Catalano, James Michelli, Adam McMillan and McKowen, of Sherwin-Williams, and Ray Goodman, of Zachary Painting.