Paint The Town

a photograph of a colorful fire hydrant in Dem...

a photograph of a colorful fire hydrant in Demorest, Georgia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“It’s just what a community ought to do.” 

What started as a way to fight depression became an inspiration to bring a community together.  CBS Evening News and On The Road feature story spotlights a widower who just wanted to do something to ease his sadness after his wife passed away.

“I can do something about the town. We’ll paint it,” he explained.

“The whole town,” he added.


He started with a fire hydrant, moved down the road to the guardrail and then hit a home stretch.

Read the full story and watch the video HERE.

Is there something your community can do together to inspire and help others?



  1. Speaking of paint, check out the Wordle that you helped create about why the arts matter! http://wp.me/2kyhh

  2. Thank you for sharing this. It makes you realize that making a positive change begins with a small drop of inspiration.

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