Douglas County organizations receive the gift of paintIt’s amazing what a gallon of paint can do to spruce up a room. Now imagine what 420 gallons can do for a region.
It’s amazing what a gallon of paint can do to spruce up a room. Now imagine what 420 gallons can do for a region.
That’s how much paint Minnesota-based Valspar Corporation is giving this year to West Central Minnesota as part of its Minnesota Beautiful (formerly Picture It Painted) program.
In Douglas County, three organizations were granted a combined 72 gallons of paint for their projects:
•At Viking Speedway in Alexandria, safety barriers and the flag/officials’ tower will get a fresh coat of paint.
•Theatre L’Homme Dieu will trade in grease paint for latex paint for a while as sleeping cabins, the main theater and the historic lodge all get a facelift.
•At Spruce Hill Park in Miltona, an old church recently added to the threshing and heritage festival grounds will be painted inside and out.
The 2009 grantees were selected based on the visual impact of the project, public benefit to the community, local volunteer participation and support, intended use of the building and benefit to the needy. Projects that normally qualify include, but are not limited to, historic buildings, senior citizen or handicapped facilities, community centers, public buildings and murals.
Minnesota Beautiful is administered regionally by West Central Initiative, Fergus Falls. To see a list of all the 2009 grantees, visit the West Central Blogger on WCI’s website, www.wcif.org.
West Central Initiative is a public foundation serving Becker, Clay, Grant, Douglas, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse and Wilkin counties in West Central Minnesota. WCI provides programs and resources in the areas of business and employment, workers and their families, and communities and the region.
For more information about WCI programs or how you can be a partner/supporter of WCI, call 1-800-735-2239 or visit the WCI website at www.wcif.org.