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August 21, 2013

Main Street prepares to put fresh coat of paint on local businesses

CHICKASHA —

Andrew Ford is looking to put a fresh coat of paint on Main Street. 

Three buildings on Chickasha: M&M Furniture, Noble Finance and the Men's Club pool hall have been selected for a colorific facelift as part of Fresh Paint Days in Oklahoma, Ford, Chickasha Main Street Director said. 

About 25 counties and various participants—including Grady County's own Chickasha Main St. Association—have committed to brushing up to the task of beautifying downtown. 

Ford said that he is looking for up to 20 to 30 volunteers who are willing to get on scaffolding to paint these buildings. Anyone who would like to volunteer can call Ford at 405.274.2349.

Ford is also looking for someone who can lend or has access to scaffolding—25 to 30 feet high—that can be used during the endeavor. He added that if worse came to worse, scaffolding could be rented but it will cut into the project's budget. 

Rollers with extenders will be used to reach the height of the buildings. Ford said there is little paint work near the bottom of the buildings and most of the paint will need to be applied to the higher portions of the buildings. 

A light beige has been chosen for M&M Furniture, dark beige for Noble Finance and a grey-beige for Snooker Parlor, Ford said. 

The paint is donated by H.I.S. Coatings of Oklahoma City and a stipend for supplies has been provided by the Public Service Company of Oklahoma. 

"After" pictures will be submitted to ODOT by Oct. 4 and a public voting will be held between Oct. 14-21. The Finalist for Best Visual Impact Award Announced on Oct. 31. The Winner of Best Visual Impact will be announced during a Keep Oklahoma Beautiful Environmental Excellence Awards Celebration.

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