United Way of the Valley and the Greater Utica Area is always doing something positive in our community. They went out and painted the town.....literally!

It was the 2015 Day of Action:Beautiful Utica Initiative.

I don't know about you, but the sight of graffiti in our city makes me mad. This event was initiated to help get rid of the ugly and replace it with the pretty. Last year they started this positive initiative.
Matt Hubbell/TSM
This year's event was a big success!  Local artists colored our city making it look brighter and beautiful!
Several volunteers gathered to make over our city. They ventured over to Wankel Park and painted some beautiful murals. I was invited, but volunteers asked me to go home after they told me finger painting was unacceptable....Just kidding, in all seriousness, these guys did an awesome job!