Supporting local charities is rewarding

Before Wednesday night, I had never painted anything in my life.

I’ve always loved art but I admit that I have minimal skill when it comes to painting or drawing of any kind. It is not something I have pursued, either.

Regardless of all of that, when I heard about the Western Development Museum (WDM)’s Paint Nite fundraiser to support the museum, specifically the Short Line 101 1914 Vulcan locomotive, my interest was peaked.

I’d heard about the Paint Nite organization before and those types of events. They have a featured artist who helps guide you through painting a picture and even people with no art skill or experience are welcome to attend because the focus is on fun.

I had contemplated going to one of those before, but I never had. However, painting a train in support of our local museum was one I just couldn’t pass up. Held this past Wednesday, I attended the Paint Nite with my sister and I wasn’t disappointed.

The best thing about the evening was that the admission price I paid was going to support the non-profit organization that, in my opinion, has a great museum and the Short Line 101, which didn’t run last year.

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