On Wednesday, July 18th, hundreds of people dined out at 32 participating local restaurants for Paint The Town Red. They donated 25 percent of their daily sales to support the work of United Way Peterborough & District.
On Thursday (August 30th), the United Way announced a record breaking tally from the event, saying it raised over $16,000! This is a six percent increase from last year, bringing the grand total to more than $75,000 raised since the event was launched in 2013.
Left to right: Paint the Town Red ambassadors Ashley Vititoe and Laura Crann, DBIA Executive Director Terry Guiel, and 2018 United Way Campaign Chair Megan Murphy
There were some new participating locations this year and the event even featured a special charity ride from Full Tilt Cycle where riders were encouraged to Ride Then Dine. In addition, the infamous Red Spoon introduced last year toured the vicinity throughout the day and folks were clamouring for a spoon spotting, or even better, a spoon selfie!
“Our restaurants and food are second to none in the province," says 2018 Campaign Chair Megan Murphy. "Once again, we thank the entrepreneurial spirit of our restauranteurs and their commitment to building local economy while at the same time giving back to community.”
The Big Red Spoon was a hit again this year
The dollars raised from Paint The Town Red will be going right back into this community to support UW's partner agencies, innovation projects and neighbourhood grants in their work building a strong and healthy Peterborough & District for everyone.