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Keep Lawton Beautiful project to brighten up blighted homes

LAWTON, Okla._ Nearly 30 homes here are set to get a fresh coat of paint on April 25 with the help of hundreds of volunteers.

The Fresh Paint Day, also being called the Keep Lawton Beautiful project, will spice up the curb appeal of homes belonging to elderly and disabled Lawtonians.  

Lee Clemons, 73, lives along NW 26th Street and was one of the first people selected last month for a facelift.

"I need to get out there and do something to the house, but I knew I couldn't," says Clemons. "My bones, physically I couldn't do it anymore. I've thought about it for five years and then to have it come to fruition is amazing."

More than 500 soldiers from Fort Sill will be volunteering. Keep Lawton Beautiful is still $15,000 short of their fundraising goal. For those interested in donating time or money to the service project, they can contact Neighborhood Services at (580) 581-3467. 

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