Operation Clean Slate Cinco de Mayo Celebration

April 1, 2012

For Immediate Release Contact: Danielle Bovard

818-710-6100 ext.737

[email protected] 

Children Will Paint Mural at Santa Ana Shopping Center

SANTA ANA (April 27, 2012) – Bristol Warner Village Shopping Center will host a Cinco de Mayo community event with Operation Clean Slate. Children are invited to come to the center, located at the south east corner of Bristol & Warner in SantaAna, on Saturday, May 5 from noon to 3 p.m.to participate in the creation of a large mural to showcase the local community lifestyle.

Operation Clean Slate is a campus and community beautification program designed
to involve youth in making a difference at their schools and in their neighborhoods. Bristol Warner Village and Operation Clean Slate invite families to bring children to participate in the FREE Cinco de Mayo event. Operation Clean Slate will provide all the supplies for the children’s painting activity. They will have the experience of creating artwork that will become a community showcase. The large mural will be painted on the side of the Hometown Buffet building at Bristol Warner Village.

Bristol Warner Village is the first shopping center in the area to host a Operation
Clean Slate painting event. Danielle Bovard, marketing manager for Bristol Warner Village, said, “We are proud to have local children create the mural that will build community awareness to help keep our neighborhoods clean and safe. Bristol Warner Village is dedicated to helping our Santa Ana community.”

: Your coverage is welcome at this unique community service celebration of Cinco de Mayo. Contact Danielle Bovard at 818.825-3552 for close in media parking and to schedule interviews with Operation Clean Slate and Bristol Warner Village officials. 

Cinco de Mayo Community Mural

About Operation Clean Slate

Operation Clean Slate, a non-profit organization in Southern California founded by Michael Howard, gives students hands-on mural-painting activities that help beautify school campuses and reduce graffiti vandalism. At the same time, students learn about nutrition, exercise, pedestrian safety, water conservation, and get antitabacco messages. Through Operation Clean Slate, 24,000+ volunteers have completed more than 700 large-scale murals at 360 schools throughout Southern California, in Washington and Iowa, and produced five murals in Kenya, Thailand, Mexico, Costa Rica and Peru. For more information call 714-856-4725 or visit


About Bristol Warner Village

Bristol Warner Village is located at the Southeast intersection of Bristol Avenue and Warner Avenue in Santa Ana. The shopping center is part of a portfolio of over 67 shopping centers that NewMark Merrill Companies owns or manages. The company was recently honored by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) with a Gold MAXI Award, the top recognition given in the U.S. for marketing programs. NewMark Merrill Companies has the unique ability to draw from it’s over 25 years of experience to provide a higher level of property management, development and asset management services for its clients. For information about NewMark Merrill Companies, LLC, visit http://www.newmarkmerrill.com.