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Keith Wallace (right) laughs along with fellow attendees as they prepare to paint home decor boards. Wallace, who is executive director of the LWSRA, said the event proceeds will go toward a scholarship program, sports teams or the association’s adult day program. Photos by kyle LaHucik/22nd Century Media
Colleen Musselman (middle) and her teammate Nicki Sweezer (bottom left) get their boards ready for an afternoon of painting. The two athletes play for the LWSRA wheelchair basketball team, whose first tournament is Nov. 9.
A participant chooses from 30 different inspirational designs to paint on wooden boards. About 60 people attended the Lincolnway Special Recreation Association’s painting party fundraiser on Oct. 27 at Gina’s Teardrop Cafe in New Lenox.
Kyle LaHucik, Editorial Intern
2:24 am CST November 7, 2019

Wine, painting and a good time made for the perfect mixture for a sold-out crowd Oct. 27 at Gina’s Teardrop Cafe in New Lenox. Friends, families and athletes gathered to paint inspirational quotes on wooden boards as a fundraiser for the Lincolnway Special Recreation Association. 

“I’d do anything to be with these people,” Nicki Sweezer, a basketball player on the LWSRA wheelchair team, said while looking through the 30 or so available quotes to use for her board. She landed on “it’s all just a bunch of hocus pocus.”