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Huge turnout for Paint the Town Red Night


BARRINGTON - Initially, organizers planned on having 25-30 people take part in Barrington’s Paint the Town Red Buoy Paint Night on Aug. 24.

Anchors and maple leaves were popular themes.
About 150 people turned up at the Sandy Wickens Memorial Arena ready to paint for the Paint the Town Red Buoy Paint Night on Aug. 24.

But so many people showed interest in the event the registration limit was increased fivefold.

That’s right, 150 people turned up at the Sandy Wickens Memorial Arena ready to paint a buoy.

Red makes these buoys shine.

Suzy Atwood with the Municipality of Barrington says the evening, a Canada 150 event, was very successful.

“Everyone had a lot of fun,” she said.

Painted by a talented artist.

The overall goal for the project is for participants to hang their buoy on their home as a way of painting the town red.

An ocean dweller livens up this buoy.

“It's a great way to honour Canada 150, a part of our lobster heritage and a big welcome to the Municipality of Barrington, the lobster capital of Canada,” said Atwood.

If your hands are a little uncoordinated, you can always use your feet.

Another paint night is in the works with date and venue to be announced at a later time.

Matching grins but original buoys.

“We are also hoping to have people paint a buoy for us to use in a temporary public art installation,” said Atwood.

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