Paint Class

Local artist Sherrill Stegall-House leads a fun and lively painting class in April at the Leadington VFW post. Proceeds from the event were donated to support the Park Hills Senior Center's Meals on Wheels program.

The Park Hills Senior Center will hold a Holiday Paint Night on Sunday to support its meal program. The event has been such a success in the past that it will be held at the Desloge Elks Lodge 2583 located at 1438 East Chestnut Street.

Doors for the event will open at 1 p.m. and the class will start at 2:30 p.m. Senior Center Director Holly Buxton said the paint class will be holiday-themed.

“It’s $40 a person, which includes all the supplies, food and drink,” Buxton said. “We’re doing a snowman top hat that says, ‘Let It Snow.’ We figured we would do that because you can start getting snow anytime now.

“It’s taught by Sherrill Stegall-House and all the money goes to the Park Hills Senior Center.”

Buxton said the meals program has seen such an increase that more fundraising is required to support it.

“We have increased out meals by so much that we are needing to do a couple extra fundraisers to bring money in for the people and new clients that we’ve added,” she said. “Our suggested donation is $3. If somebody can’t pay the suggested donation, we need to have these fundraisers to offset the cost of the meals.”

This is the first fundraiser the senior center has held at the Desloge Elks Lodge, and Buxton said she appreciates the use of the space.

“I thank everybody for their support of the fundraiser,” Buxton said. “The Elks, Sherrill for teaching the class and everybody that comes out for their support.”

Buxton said the fundraiser will be a great Sunday evening, especially for families and groups of friends to come out and have a good time for a good cause. The next senior center fundraiser is the annual Black Friday Luncheon and Bingo held at the Leadington VFW Post on Nov. 24. The Black Friday event is the senior center’s largest fundraiser of the year, with last year’s raising almost $6,000 for the center’s meal program.

For more information about upcoming Park Hills Senior Center fundraising events, contact Holly Buxton at 573-431-4974.

Jacob Scott is a reporter with the Daily Journal. He can be reached at 573-518-3616 or at jscott@dailyjournalonline.com.

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