Lending A Painting Hand

Paint Magic Valley


By KMVT News

It's a time to give back to the community, all while fixing up a home.

Over 30 years, many participated in painting the home's of seniors and the disabled with limited income in the Magic Valley. Now, Paint Magic Valley is coming to an end this weekend.

"When I'd go to church I look over here and say, oh my goodness, this looks terrible the grass is high and everything," said Rex Cheney.

Embarrassment is how Rex Cheney felt prior to paint magic.
But after, a transformation, he like other homeowners having their home painted, feels much differently.

Locals are painting the exterior of around twenty houses this year.
Volunteer Mike Milligan thinks it's a great opportunity for families.

"Well it's definitely a good opportunity I think for us it was a family experience we had the kids out to paint," said Milligan.

"As a member of Twin Falls and the Magic Valley Community, it's essential we help people in need and to do that you have to go out and work,” said Tom Miksell, Paint Magic. “I think it's a great opportunity for us adults to go out and be a part of the community and even better opportunity for us to share that experience with young people."

Two dozen teams took about two weeks to paint each house.

It may be just a coat of paint to the painters of Paint Magic, but it's more than that to the home owner, Rex.

"My wife if she was here, she'd be delighted too," said Cheney.

Painters are looking forward to next year.

"It's definitely something I would do again it's something I would get the family involved in as well,” said Milligan. “I'm sure they'd happily do it. We all had a great experience and I look forward to doing it again."

An experience that Cheney will never forget.

To show their appreciation for the workers, on Saturday, Paint Magic Valley will host a lunch in the Twin Falls City Park.

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