CROWN POINT - Lisa Lovell wants to paint the town - literally.
The Crown Point woman hopes to paint buildings along her town's main street in an effort to improve the community's image.
"I just want to help main street (Route 9N) look better for the people who live in Crown Point and those who pass through," Lovell said. "I have pride in the community and want it to look beautiful."
Lovell is willing to paint, scrape and make minor repairs to buildings - for free. She's hoping building owners will provide the materials or that people will make donations to cover the cost of paint and accessories.
"I don't have the money to pay for everything, but I have time and I'm willing to work," Lovell said. "It'd be great if some other people wanted to join in and help."
Bethany Kosmider, Crown Point supervisor, praised Lovell's community spirit.
"We're trying to do so much and so much needs to be done," Kosmider said. "I certainly appreciate this offer."
Lovell simply walked into Kosmider's office one day and volunteered to paint the town.
"I love her enthusiasm," Kosmider said. "I hope her example spurs other people to join in."
Kosmider will help Lovell by contacting the building owners and gauging their interest.
Lovell has a simple motive.
"We all live here," she said. "We'd all like to see the stores and buildings on main street looking beautiful. We have a wonderful town. It should look like a wonderful town."
People interested in helping or making a donation can call the town hall at 597-3035.