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NORTH TONAWANDA – For a fourth year Painter Plus Home Decorating will team up with the City of North Tonawanda for Project HOPE (Helping Others Paint Exteriors). A city home will be chosen for an exterior paint makeover on Aug. 23. The rain date is Aug. 30.

Applications are due by July 25.

Applicants are selected based on a short paragraph explaining their hardship situations, such as age or income, and are asked to provide a picture of their house, as well as their name, address and telephone number.

Applications can be submitted online at www.paintersplus.us or by mail to Painters Plus, 800 Walck Road, North Tonawanda, N.Y., 14120. Applications also are available at the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawanda on Webster Street, which is teaming up with local businesses to support the event.

Jesse Gooch, the owner of Painters Plus, said he hopes the contest helps prevent the onset of blight in the city and helps people who aren’t able to maintain or improve their homes due to physical or financial issues.