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Vacant Funeral Home Gets a Symbolic Facelift Courtesy of Artist Valerie Theberge and Creative Citizens in Mount Rainier, MD.
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104 backers pledged $7,294 to help bring this project to life.

Painting toward the finish line

Hello Citizen Paint supporters!

The base coat is being sprayed on the building right now.  Lead artist Valerie Theberge worked with Emily of Color in Space to select amazing colors that will vibrate without looking too cutesy.  Can't wait to see the patterns emerge next weekend at the main event: Mount Rainier Better Block Project 2012 from 12 to 5pm.

Right now, we are so close to the finish line of our fundraising goals.  79 tremendous people and businesses have donated $5,393. 

Special applause for special backers:  Franklin's Brewery and Restaurant, Nisey's Boutique, Glut Food Coop, Jimmy Tarlau, Brent Bolin and Danielle Schopp, and Larry Solomon of Thrifty Car Rental. 

Special Premium! for new or increased gifts of $10 or more - a raffle for a creative retreat in our community.  The Washington Writer's Retreat, a creative residency house here in Mount Rainier, has offered a 2-week stay and Joe's Movement Emporium is adding a two-week unlimited pass for classes, rehearsal space or theater tickets (space available).  You might have an artist colleague who needs a peaceful retreat, or someone planning to come to the Washington area.  You are eligble for the raffle if you increase your gift.  Please share and let your out of town peeps know!  The odds are going to be pretty good!

Many thanks for your support!

Brooke and the Better Block team!

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