For Immediate Release:

Oklahoma City - Keep Oklahoma Beautiful (KOB) has notified the City of Ames that its Fresh Paint Days grant application has been approved. During the days of September 17-28, the City of Ames will apply a fresh coat of paint to the American Legion building. The committee will receive twenty gallons of paint, donated by H.I.S. Coatings of Oklahoma City and a $75 stipend, funded by the Public Service Company of Oklahoma.

The City along with the American Legion Post 340, Volunteer Fire Department, Ames Christian Church, Ames Coop, The Korner Store and Hardiman Roofing will join more than 500 volunteers across Oklahoma in 20 communities to participate in the 2010 Fresh Paint Days in Oklahoma. This KOB program asks volunteers to transform an unsightly structure using only creativity, paint and a lot of elbow grease.

"I am thrilled that another town in District 59 has an opportunity to work with Keep Oklahoma Beautiful,” stated District 59 Representative Mike Sanders (R). “The work that this organization undertakes is so important in keeping our communities clean and attractive. I want to thank KOB, H.I.S. Coatings and Public Service of Oklahoma for providing this wonderful opportunity for the City of Ames. I also want to congratulate Ames for taking advantage of the Fresh Paint Days in Oklahoma grant and instilling pride in their town."

“The community of Ames is dynamic and driven: Recently the people of Ames have improved their Main Street buy initiating a variety of projects,” said community member Steven Mackie. Recognizing that pretty places stay pretty clean and often spur economic development, the City of Ames not only wants to improve its main street area for its citizens, but also for the thousands that visit the Ames Astrobleme Museum annually.

For more information about Fresh Paint Days and to read about the other 2010 projects, visit

Keep Oklahoma Beautiful is a statewide nonprofit organization with a mission to encourage, facilitate and recognize grassroots efforts that improve the aesthetic, environmental and sustainable quality of life in Oklahoma.

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