Paint the Town Red In The Black

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Nonprofits have been struggling along with the national economy, but one sure thing in Northwest Arkansas is the annual Paint the Town Red sponsored by the American Heart Association.

The event didn’t meet its goal of raising $120,000, but did exceed its 2008 total by 26.6 percent. The PTR event held Jan. 16 at the Fayetteville Town Center brought in more than $114,000 compared to around $90,000 last year.

More than 55 sponsors and 18 restaurants participated, and a record 1,100 tickets were sold compared to around 1,000 in 2008.