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APPLETON — A building in downtown Appleton will have a fresh coat of color this summer thanks to a donation from a local fundraising group.

Paint the City received a donation of nearly $10,000 from the group Elevate 920 following a pitch event earlier this month.

Creative Downtown Appleton, Inc. will partner with Appleton Area School District and local artist Irineo E. Medina on the second Paint the City project.

The project plans to paint an Appleton themed mural on the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley building off of South Badger Avenue sometime this summer.

Members of Elevate 920 combine their donations to fund local non profits.

At its March event, the group heard pitches from Mission Myeloma, Peaceful Purpose and Paint the City, with the latter coming out on top.

Members of Elevate 920 commit to donating $100 per quarter.

From member nominations, the group randomly choose three charities to present at the event.

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Each charity is given 5 minutes to tell their story and after all 3 have spoken, our members vote. The charity with the most votes takes home that quarter’s donation.

The next event is scheduled for June 7 at Whistler’s Knoll in Hortonville. More information is on the group’s website at

Paint the City’s first mural was completed last summer where students painted a 100-foot mural on a building on Oneida Street.

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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.