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Paint Night benefits kids for Christmas

Don’t miss out on painting for a great cause. Tuesday’s paint night event at Farmington Sugarfire Smoke House benefits the toy drive for Faith Foundation Children’s Home in Fredericktown. This St. Louis Blues-themed paint night was a lot of fun for participants. Submitted photo

Christmas is a magical time, especially for children. Families gather to celebrate the holiday with festive decorations, food and gifts. But it’s easy to forget that some kids don’t live with their families, and they may miss out on some of these traditions.

Now, Parkland residents have a chance to help make a difference for local children.

Mineral Area Council on the Arts is sponsoring a special paint night at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Sugarfire Smoke House in Farmington at 670 Walton Drive. Food and drinks are available for purchase at the restaurant during the event.

Local artist Tim Ames will take painters of all skill levels step-by-step to complete a beautiful, colorful fall sunset.

This paint event benefits the toy drive for the Faith Foundation Children’s Home in Fredericktown.

The cost to participate in paint night is $15 per person and covers all paint supplies needed for participants. Those with a valid MAC ID pay only $10.

Don’t miss this fun paint-and-sip event — and the chance to help buy toys for local kids.

These paint-and-sip events have been held this fall as a community partnership between MACOA, Mineral Area College’s art department and the MAC Foundation. The three groups have provided paint supplies, sponsored local artists, and organized and promoted the events.

Money raised from each event has gone to various MAC or community organizations.

“These events are fun, affordable events that have helped raise money for local causes,” said Tiffany Gallaher, executive director for MACOA.

Paint nights will resume in 2024.

Pam Clifton is a contributing writer for the Daily Journal.



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