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NORTH TONAWANDA – The schedule for the third annual Project HOPE – Helping Others Paint Exteriors – a citywide contest that will give an extensive exterior makeover to a chosen house, has been moved up a week to Aug. 24. Applications are due by Aug. 9.

The winner of Project HOPE will have his or her home pressure-washed, primed and painted by Painters Plus of North Tonawanda and volunteers. The winner is selected on the basis of hardship. The paint is donated by Sherwin Williams of North Tonawanda.

Applicants should submit a short paragraph to explain their hardship and provide a name, address, photo of their house and a telephone number. Photos will not be returned.

Submit applications online at www.PaintersPlus.US or mail to Painters Plus, 800 Walck Road, North Tonawanda NY 14120. Applications are also available at North Tonawanda City Hall.

A rain date for the painting project is Aug. 31.