Paint the Town had the awesome opportunity to paint & dance with 8th Street Alano Drug and Rehab. 8th Street Alano is a local non-profit. Their mission is to provide a safe and healthy environment for the alcoholic/addict and their families to find recovery. They are a 15-year-old grassroots organization run and overseen by recovering alcoholics and addicts.
Paint the Town is a locally owned small business right here in Colorado Springs. The venue offers "Paint Your Own Canvas", a place to be creative. I had a dream of opening a business where customers could come and express themselves in creative ways. When I did the market research before opening Paint the Town, I discovered that across the country similar venues were all about painting & drinking alcohol. My desire was to offer a "family friendly" & "safe for the whole family" venue. I made the decision not to build Paint the Town around painting & drinking. The only time alcohol is allowed at Paint the Town is if a "Private Party" is held, meaning we are closed to the public.
Experiencing the fun night with 8th Street Alano, reminded me of how grateful I am I stuck with my convictions of having a family friendly environment. I saw hope, passion, & freedom in each of the painters. We painted, we danced, we talked, we laughed, we had a fun night...without alcohol. I am so grateful 8th Street Alano exists here in the Springs. They are helping people to be set free from their alcohol & drug addictions. Paint the Town's logo is based on freedom, a bird cage with no door and a bird flying free. My hope is to see each one of the 8th Street Alano group set free!
Check out what 8th Street Alano is all about: http://www.rehabdrugandalcohol.com/drug-and-alcohol-rehab
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