Creative Volunteers Needed to Paint Recycled Drums at a Broward 100 Event

BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Broward County's Port Everglades is inviting volunteers of all ages and talents to test their creativity and painting skills on Saturday, May 16, 2015, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in a community service project, Keep Port Everglades Shipshape, to transform recycled petroleum drums into decorative trash and recycling bins that will be used throughout the Port. Tours of Port Everglades will also be available for volunteer painters. Volunteer registration and assignment of drums will begin at 9 and end at 9:30 a.m. Families, students, seniors and groups are welcome.

Volunteer painters must register with HandsOn Broward, an organization that partners with more than 600 nonprofit local agencies to provide residents with a wide range of volunteer opportunities.

In its fifth year, 'Keep Port Everglades Shipshape' is a port-wide campaign held to encourage recycling and cleanliness at one of the world's leading cruise and cargo seaports, Port Everglades. The event recognizes National Maritime Day, which is a national celebration to honor and recognize the maritime industry and its benefits to our country.
The event is a 'Broward 100 - Celebrating the Art of Community' event, a year-long, community-wide celebration that began in October 2014 through October 2015. Broward 100 commemorates Broward County's centennial year with bold, innovative art and performance projects that attract visitors and bring Broward residents together. The celebration is steeped in historical perspective and more importantly, looks toward the future. For more information about Broward 100, visit

Volunteers will have the opportunity to paint their own creative designs on recycled petroleum drums that have been cleaned and prepared for painting. After the drums have dried, they will be placed throughout the Port to be used as decorative trash and recycling receptacles. Although basic paint and supplies will be provided, volunteers may bring their own non-oil based paints (latex, acrylic) and brushes if desired for a tailored design. Awards will be given for the most creative drums. A special category for awards will be included this year for the best theme of the Broward 100 Centennial celebration.

Participants over the age of 18 must present government-issued photo identification, such as a driver's license or passport, at the I-595/Eller Drive security entrance gate to Port Everglades. This year's event will take place in front of Cruise Terminals 22/24. Please wear comfortable clothing that can become stained by paint. Don't forget sunscreen. Volunteers will receive a t-shirt for participating.

Be a part of this Broward 100 event and share a moment of history.

More information about Port Everglades, including driving directions, can be found at For other questions about the event, contact Port Everglades at 954-468-3505 or

DATE: April 23, 2015
MEDIA CONTACTS: Ellen Kennedy and Maisy Alpert
PHONE: 954-468-3508 or 954-468-3505