Lawrenceville is one lucky ‘hood, but as they say, you make your own luck.
So get things going if they aren't already in your neighborhood in case Delilah’s people come sniffing around shopping for things to help you do. If you have what Lawrenceville United’s Becky Thatcher described as “a catalytic movement,” Delilah’s people will “add oomph.”
Who the heck is Delilah? I hear some of you mumbling.
She’s the compassionate listener and soothing advisor of sad and anxious callers to radio stations all over the country, on which she plays songs to make them feel loved. In our market that’s WSHH 99.7fm. Many people find great comfort from her soft, sweet kindness. I prefer the blues myself, but Delilah has helped me understand that you can have a sappy show and still be one heckuva woman.
Thanks to her Paint the Town charity and its choice of Larryville, her oomph — and funding — has helped the Bernard Dog Run committee finally gets its expensive fence and will provide the funds to paint a large mural of Doughboy Square on the underpass of the 40th Street bridge. The photo here shows workers just starting the mural. The blue dabs are the beginnings of the Doughboy himself.
Paint the Town will also provide much needed paint to 20 residences and businesses on Liberty Avenue. Paint the Town’s local project manager Jeff Payne has been knocking on doors and leaving flyers to find willing property owners and gathering volunteers to do the work.
Delilah will be there among them, painting from 8 a.m. until the end of the day on Sept. 8.
The partners on this venture are Glidden Paints, the United Methodist Church, the Lawrenceville Corp. and Lawrenceville United.