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Business’ Paint the Park events to continue in June, July

ALTON – Planned improvements to Alton’s Gordon Moore Park will be financed in part with a local business’ “Paint the Park” events.

painttheparklogoParty on Broadway, 302 E. Broadway, Alton, has begun a series of creative art classes throughout the summer months in an effort to raise funds for the planned improvements to Gordon Moore Park. Owner Vickie Hopkins said she will donate 25 percent of all class fees from specially planned events that continue in June and July.

The classes began this month with a special painting program tied to Mother’s Day. June classes include a Father’s Day focus and July will highlight summer canvas painting. Advanced registration is requested.

Paint the Park will provide support for the new universal all-inclusive playground at Gordon Moore Park, among other improvements including the new concession and restroom project planned adjacent to soccer fields and playground. This would be the first major improvement project for the park in nearly 40 years.

“I wanted Party on Broadway to be part of the Gordon Moore Park improvements and partnering with the Alton Park District to do that is a great way to preserve the park and create new memories,” Hopkins said. “This is all about the community coming together, inspiring people to let their creativity shine and raise funds for the park at the same time.”

Officials plan to raise $425,000 for the Gordon Moore improvements and construction is expected to begin by summer. In addition to the inclusive playground facility, which will be the only one of its kind within 30 miles of Alton, improvements include a new concession stand with a seating area, renovations to the Muenstermann Building and new bathroom facilities.

Details on classes and reservations are available at: For questions about “Paint the Park” classes,  visit

– From the Illinois Business Journal

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