UNI students plan event to 'Paint the Town Red'

Posted on Monday, October 26th, 2015

Gayle Pohl, associate professor, communication studies, 319-273-6308,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa Public Relations: Special Events class is planning two events to "Paint the Town Red" during the week of Nov. 9 to 14. The students have partnered with College Hill and Community Main Street businesses to raise money for the American Heart Association.

Individuals can purchase $5 bracelets, which will give them access to special deals throughout the week at many College Hill businesses. Businesses participating in the deals include: Balance Hot Yoga, Becks, Chads Pizza and Restaurant, Gingers, Insomnia Cookies, LaCalle, The Library, Mohair Pear, The Other Place, Pepperjacks, Razor's Edge, Social House, and University Book and Supply.

Individuals can also purchase a punch card giving them access to special deals from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12, at many Community Main Street businesses. A $25 punch card will give you access to any 15 deals, whereas a $35 punch card will give you access to deals from all 31 participating businesses. Community Main Street businesses that are participating include: Basket of Daisies, Here's What's Poppin, Main Street Sweets, Peekaboo, Shampoo the Salon, Whiskey Road and more.

There will also be live music from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Main Street.

For more information about "Paint the Town Red" or how to order your College Hill bracelet or Community Main Street punch card, contact Gayle Pohl, public relations professor, at 319-273-6308 or