WINCHESTER — One day after its Christmas Tree of Remembrance ceremony in Winchester, the nonprofit Kevin Riley Foundation of Hope will host a fundraiser where participants can paint a holiday portrait to either keep for themselves or offer as a holiday gift.

A Paint Night fundraising event will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 4 at Donato’s Touch of Italy restaurant, 1361 N. Frederick Pike near Winchester.

“It’s $35 per person, and we’ll keep $10 of that for our fundraiser,” said foundation founder Crystal Pruitt. “We will be painting a 3D Christmas picture that can be done on wood or canvas. It’s a Christmas tree with a cross in the middle that will have 3D snow on it. It’s gorgeous.”

A photo of the portrait to be painted can be seen at, which is where you’ll also find a link to sign up for the event. The foundation’s goal is to have 50 attendees.

“It’s the perfect time to participate in a fundraiser and have a handmade gift that you can give to someone that’s special or keep for yourself,” Pruitt said.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase during the event, and a raffle will be held to raise additional money for the Winchester-based Kevin Riley Foundation of Hope. Pruitt said prizes are still needed for the raffle, so she asks anyone who can donate an item to email

To sign up for Paint Night or learn more about the Foundation of Hope, visit

— Contact Brian Brehm at

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