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Paint The Town Coming to Latonia, Applications Available

The Paint the Town program will be in Latonia in June.

The day-long event engages more than a thousand volunteers to spruce up homes in need of some TLC. "Painting a mass of homes in a concentrated area can truly serve as a catalyst to lift up a community," the program's website states.

It was announced in early December that the program would be coming to Latonia when the neighborhood's Small Area Study Group presented its wish list to Covington City Commission.

Paint the Town is now in its thirteenth year and has painted more than 385 houses in Covington, Bellevue, Dayton, and several Cincinnati neighborhoods chosen through a competitive process according to current needs.

The program comes to Latonia on June 7 and applications are available at the Center for Great Neighborhoods (1650 Russell Street), through the Latonia Community Council, or online by clicking here.

Residents applying to be part of the program must own or live in their own home, be physically or financially unable to complete the work themselves, and the house must be located in Latonia and in need of being painted to improve its appearance and value.

Volunteers will also be needed. They will work in teams led by experienced team leaders and are provided with breakfast, lunch, water, a T-shirt, and painting supplies. Volunteer sign-ups will come at a later date.

Photo: A Paint the Town project in Norwood/via Facebook