The LaGrange Mall hosted a community coloring event Thursday night titled: Color
for a Cause. This is the second year for the event, which they hope to continue annually.
The fun community outreach event featured a dozen local non-profit organizations competing in teams to best color in a sixfoot floral-designed mural with their organization’s name.
The coloring supplies, blank murals, and prizes were provided by the mall. The 12 different organizations all vied for $250 cash prize donations.
The teams were given two hours to color their mural during the event. Mall patrons could vote for their favorite by dropping off a receipt and the panel of judges selected the organization with the most creative mural.
All of the murals have also been uploaded to wecolorforacause. com for the community to vote for their favorite mural to be displayed in the LaGrange Mall.
The event served not only as a fundraising opportunity for the organizations; it allowed them to get the word out on what their group is doing for the community.
Each organization was given time on stage to talk about what they do and their role in our community.
Groups participating in the event include: Calumet Center for Healing and Attachment, Circles of Troup County, Department of Family and Children Services, Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Harmony House, La-Grange High Red Cross Club, LaGrange Memorial Library, LaGrange/ Troup County Humane Society, LaGrange/Troup County Parkinson’s Support Group, March of Dimes, Theta Xi Omega, and Twin Cedars Therapeutic Foster Care.
After the judges scores came in and the patron votes were tallied, Circles of Troup County was awarded prizes for both categories, earning $500 for their organization.
Circles of Troup County is a non-profit initiative that helps people living in generational poverty move out of poverty. Its participants are matched with community volunteers for 18 months to help them reach goals of sustained housing, food, health, and education.
The voting isn’t completely over though. You can still vote online all next week for your favorite mural, which will be displayed at the mall.
The author of this article can be reached via email at tmurphy@troupcountynews. net.