Give Back Cincinnati’s ‘Paint the Town’ heads to Bellevue, Dayton
CINCINNATI — Give Back Cincinnati’s tenth annual Paint the Town will head back to Kentucky for a second year, this time focusing on the communities of Bellevue and Dayton, Ky. Paint the Town will work with both communities’ city governments to ensure a successful event on Saturday, June 11, 2011.
While acknowledging that, “the cities of Dayton and Bellevue are often overshadowed by their larger neighbors,” Paint the Town community selection head Adam Luthman believes, “both communities are terrific locations. They also exhibit strong community, have a proud history, and no doubt will appreciate the work of Give Back Cincinnati volunteers.”
Paint the Town (http://www.paintthetowncincinnati.org/) is a community service event organized by Give Back Cincinnati in which volunteers work within a targeted neighborhood to paint owner-occupied homes for those physically or financially unable to do the work themselves. Paint the Town is a single day event that organizes more than 1,000 volunteers led by experienced team leaders to completely repaint a home’s exterior. Neighborhoods are chosen through a competitive process according to current needs. Paint the Town’s ultimate goal is to not only improve the appearance and value of each of the homes, but to impact the overall community.
Keishna Griffey, a homeowner from Paint the Town 2010, reflected on the event’s impact on the surrounding community. “Paint the Town put a smile on my and my children’s faces, it has given me hope to go on and do more to keep the house and neighborhood up to par.”
Paint the Town also provides an opportunity for the selected homeowners to interact with the volunteers, as Terry and Marlene Davis discovered when their house was painted for the 2010 edition. “Everyone had lots of energy and were determined to do their very best. The volunteers were friendly with a good sense of humor. We laughed and listened to music while painting the house,” they said.
Bellevue residents can pick up and return applications to Bellevue City Hall, 616 Poplar Avenue, Bellevue, KY 41073. For questions, contact Keith Spoelker at (859) 431-8866 or send email to Bellevueadmin@gmail.com.
Dayton residents can pick up and return applications to City of Dayton, 514 Sixth Avenue, Dayton, KY 41074. For questions, contact Cathy Volter at (859) 581-5237 or send email to email@example.com.
Applications can also be filled out online at http://www.paintthetowncincinnati.org/.
The homes are sponsored by local businesses and the service is provided at no cost to the homeowners. Companies interested in becoming a sponsor for 2011 Paint the Town should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now in its tenth year, Paint the Town has painted 270 houses in the communities of East End, Price Hill (twice), Northside, Madisonville, Hartwell / Carthage, College Hill, Covington, KY and Avondale / Evanston.
For more information, please visit the PTT website http://www.paintthetowncincinnati.org/. Paint the Town is also on Facebook (www.facebook.com/paintthetowncincinnati) and Twitter (@ ptt_cincy).
About Give Back Cincinnati
Give Back Cincinnati is a Cincinnati-based nonprofit organization of approximately 5,000 young professionals that works to enhance its communities through volunteerism.
On an annual basis, the organization coordinates dozens of large-scale volunteer and civic engagement activities, as well as social events. In addition, the organization partners with local and regional nonprofits to broaden the scope of their impact outside the Cincinnati community.
Give Back Cincinnati is a federally recognized non-profit organization led by a volunteer board of directors, with its membership playing key roles in leading and executing projects throughout the year. For more information, please visit www.givebackcincinnati.org.
About Bellevue, KY
Bellevue is a 4th Class City established in 1870 with a population of 6,480. Situated in extreme northern Campbell County, Newport borders the west side, Dayton is to the east, Fort Thomas to the south and the Ohio River borders the north. Cincinnati, Ohio is directly across the river. The City takes pride in its history and has an abundance of wonderful architecture. For more information, please visit http://www.bellevueky.org/.
About Dayton, KY
Dayton, Kentucky, located on the south side of the Ohio River just across the bridge from Cincinnati off of I-471. This Preserve America community was established in 1849 when two smaller communities, Brooklyn and Jamestown, merged forming what is known today as the City of Dayton, Kentucky. With its rich heritage and architectural homes and churches over 6,000 people live, play and work in Dayton. For more information, please visit www.DaytonKy.com.
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