Paint The Town Gold 2011
Kutztown University & Maxatawny Township
September 21- 24, 2011
Paint the Town Gold was the 2008-09 NCAA Division II Community Engagement Award of Excellence Recipient (more info)
2011 Schedule of Events
What's Happening During Paint The Town Gold Week...
Monday. September 19th
A Week Of Window Painting
Throughout the week you can tour the painted window creations designed locally by art students from KU; Kutztown Middle/High School; Schuylkill Valley Middle School and KU Alumni
Thursday. September 22nd
Community Pep Rally
(200 block of Main Street,
Friday. September 23rd... SPORTS, MUSIC & DANCE KUTZTOWN HAS IT ALL!
6:00p.m. Downtown Kutztown Preview. Fashion Show. Food Samplings. Join us on KU Alumni Plaza for a taste of the food and fashion Kutztown has to offer
7:00p.m. KU Volleyball- Golden Bears host Millersville University in the Keystone Arena
7:30p.m. "Elements" by Keigwin + Company- Schaeffer Auditorium. For more information visit www.KutztownPresents.org
7:00-9:00p.m. Moonlight Madness Mini- Golf- Hosted by Sittler's Golf Center. $4.00 per person
Saturday. September 24th Family Day Fun
All Day Events
Golf Center, Kutztown, Pa., 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.)
Free to all students with School I.D.
Family Day (Alumni
Center 11am - 1pm)
Follow this link for a complete list of Family Day activities.
9:00 a.m. Bear Tracks for Life 5K. Run/Walk Charity event to benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation. For more information please visit: http://www.kutztown.edu/divisions/studentservices/departments/nsps/familyday/
9:30 a.m. Senator Michael O'Pake Field House Dedication Keystone Hall Field House
11:30 a.m. Avalanche Spirit Strut- Main Street Kutztown.
1:00 p. m. KU Volleyball- Golden Bears host Shippensburg University in the Keystone Arena
1:00 p.m. KU Football- Golden Bears host Cheyney University at University Field.
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2:00 p.m. KU Soccer- Golden Bears host Slippery Rock University at Keystone Field
4:00 p.m. Golf Ball Drop Fundraising Event: immediately following the football game
3-7:00 p.m. Post Game Party. Food & Live Music Downtown between Main & Greenwich Streets, Kutztown for more information visit http://www.kutztownpa.org
7:00 p.m. KU Field Hockey- Golden Bears host C.W. Post at University Field
Sunday. September 25th
4-6:00 p.m. Team Mini-Golf
Sittler Golf Center,
$10 per 4 person team - Open to Students & Families
For additional information, please contact Jay Gallagher at email@example.com or 484-646-4214
What is Paint the Town Gold?
Paint the Town Gold is a community engagement initiative designed to spread excitement and create positive experiences between Kutztown University, the Borough of Kutztown and Maxatawny Township. This project engages students, faculty, staff and administration with residents and community leaders in the greater Kutztown area to generate interest, support and enthusiasm for KU and the community.
When and Where Will It Occur?
The event will take place on Monday September 19th through Sunday, September 25th in preparation for and as part of the University’s Family Day festivities. Planning will include generating spirit, interest and attendance for the Golden Bear football game against Shippensburg University, as well as awareness and support for local businesses and establishments downtown. The excitement and activities will spread throughout campus and the community.
Who is Doing This?
The project is being initiated by the university, under the direction of KU’s Department of Community Relations and Development Services and the Athletic Department. However, in order to make this a true collaborative effort, leadership and assistance from the Kutztown community is being provided through representation from the Borough of Kutztown, Maxatawny Township and Kutztown University.
Alan J. Robertson D.D.S.
All State Insurance
Blue Mountain Chimney Sweep
Borough of Kutztown/ Hometown Utilicom
College Town Bakeries LLC
Fisher Agency LLC
Frying Dutchman Donut Shop
Graphics On The Go SIGNS Vinyl Signs & Decals
Kutztown Auto Parts (NAPA)
Kutztown Area Transportation
Kutztown Bottling Works Inc.
Kutztown Fire Company
Kutztown Optimist Club
Kutztown University Foundation
Main Street Inn
Mamas Delight Pizza & Restaurant
Mayor Sandy Green
Mark's Sandwich Shop
O'Keefe & Sher, P.C.
Race Street Family LLC
Ronald M. Rozansky CPA LLC
State Farm Insurance
Student Government Board
For a Complete List of 2010
How Do I Become Involved?
The below letter and participation form will provide you with more information.
Click here to download the Paint the Town Gold participation form. (PDF)
Click here to download the letter to business and community leaders. (PDF)
A Look Back at previous Paint the Town Gold events
The 2008 inaugural Paint the Town Gold set the gold-standard for community engagement events. Click here for more information, pictures and video of Paint the Town Gold 2008
Previous Paint The Town Gold - Window Winners
1st Place - Mamma's Delight Pizza painted by Kutztown Middle School Art Students - Ali Hilbert, Peaches Houtz, Liz Tumbleson; KU Art Education Students - Emily Jones and Staci Bemer.
2nd Place - Quality Shoppe painted by Kutztown Middle School Art Students - Jessica Wentzel, Marissa Strauss; KU Art Education Students - Stephanie Berry and Becca Williams.
3rd Place - Borough of Kutztown Community Development Office (324 W. Main St.) painted by Kutztown High School Students - Shelby Schwoyer, Bridget Oberheim, Cheyenne Fries, Jordan Cowell, and Nicole Schappell.
On Behalf of the Paint the Town Gold Committee, we would like to thank all the students - Dr. Fountain' Art Education Class, KU Art Club, KU's NAEA, Kutztown Middle and High School Art Students, Brandywine High School Art Students, KU Alumni, Kris Tuerk, Dr. Heather Fountain, Wendy Hall, Suzanne Oswald, Cheryl Bagenstose, Samantha Heck, Emily Encarnacion, Amber Scheetz, Ashley McDevitt, and Regina Iannello for sharing their time and talent in making all the windows look absolutely amazing! Their artistic creations helped generate the excitement and spirit for another successful, fun-filled Paint the Town Gold/Family Day weekend.
For additional information, please contact Erin Kurtz, Assistant to the Athletic Director Programming & Event Administration, at 201 Keystone Hall PO BOX 730 Kutztown, PA 19530. 610.301.5869 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org