4th Annual Paint the Town Red Kick Off Event

On the rooftop patio of Riley’s today, Jim Russell CEO of United Way of Peterborough and District was joined by Campaign Chair Gwyneth James, Paint the Town Red founder Michael VanDerHerberg, and Riley’s owner Jim Kakouros. With the beautiful panorama view in the background, the quartet announced the launch of the 4th annual Paint the Town Red event.

On Wednesday July 13th,  21 participating local restaurants will be donating 25% of their daily sales to support the work of United Way to build a better future for everyone.

Says James, “You can tell the strength of a community by the number of its businesses that support social services organizations – a sector embodied by the United Way. Judging by the number of restaurants participating in Paint the Town Red, we are a very caring community and should be proud. My heartfelt thanks to all of them.”

Michael VanDerHerberg, the originator of the Paint the Town Red initiative added “when I think of Peterborough, the generous hearts, the passion to be inclusive, and the importance of breaking bread together, I thought it was a perfect partnership to have the restaurant community collaborate with the proud work of United Way in strengthening  the place where we live.”

Last year’s day of feting and feasting raised close to $10,000.00 and Riley’s in their inaugural year raised the second most money. Jim Kakouros stated, ““We are excited to join our neighbouring establishments and again be part of such a great local event.  Our community is very important to us at Riley’s and we’re proud to be supporting the United Way Peterborough.”


Come Dine on July 13th at one of the 2016 Participating restaurants:

Apollo Grill

Ashburnham Ale House

Black Honey Dessert and Coffeehouse

BrickHouse Craft Burger Grill

Brio Gusto Restaurant & Wine Bar

Cosmic Charlie’s Café

Dolce Vita Resto

Electric City Gardens

Kawartha Dairy – scooped ice cream only

La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant

Marty Moos

Natas Café

Night Kitchen

Olde Stone Brewing Company

Planet Bakery

Rare Grill House


Sam’s Place

Silver Bean Café

Soupcon Bistro

St Veronus

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