The annual Pride Incorporated Bucket Brigade took place Saturday with cool spring weather, and 37 teams representing schools, churches, businesses and civic groups from around the Riverbend. Since 1988, volunteers have paint more than 13-hundred properties from Hartford to Jerseyville.
Sherwin Williams in Alton donated 300 gallons of paint for the work, and volunteers were treated to a meal at the end of the day at Gordon Moore Park. Pride Incorporated Executive Director Heather Hope says since the program has been around for so long, other groups have asked how it works:
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Pride Incorporated next event is the annual Garden Tour, which is coming up on Sunday June 8th.
Serving the areas of Alton, Godfrey, East Alton, Wood River, Roxana, Edwardsville, Jerseyville, Brighton, Bethalto, Grafton, Granite City, Hartford, Highland, Troy, Fairview Heights, Belleville and the surrounding cities.