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Local business gives back to LPD K-9 Program

Painting with a Twist in Lafayette gave dog lovers the opportunity to paint their own furry friends Sunday.

Posted: Jun 24, 2018 11:40 PM
Updated: Jun 24, 2018 11:41 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Painting with a Twist in Lafayette gave dog lovers the opportunity to paint their own furry friends Sunday.
Proceeds from the event go to the Lafayette Police Department's K-9 Unit. 

Lafayette Police Officer Grant Leroux is never lonely on the job.

"The bond him and I have, is a pretty special bond."


He and his K-9 Cezar have been through a lot together. 

"Anytime I can take him out and interact and promote the K-9 program I'll take any chance to do that."

So when Painting with a Twist in Lafayette started a class that would give back to the K-9 program, he and Cezar jumped at the chance. Painting with a Twist drew the outline of submitted pictures of the painter's dogs, and today they came to life.

"It's a very rewarding experience," said Leroux. 

While Leroux is a seasoned police officer, he admits, he may need a little help in the painting department.

"My lack of skill," said Leroux. "Just being honest."

Picasso or not, those who attended the class had one thing in common.

"Every time I see a working dog, I want to pet them," said Selena VanBaber. "I can't walk past a dog on the street without saying "Oh it's a puppy!"

Which perfectly sums up the environement Painting with a Twist is happy to provide.

"Proud, of us and our business and our customers, which we have the most amazing people come in here you know," said artist Alex Monik. "We're just happy that we get to do something for them and they get to do something for the community."

Entry to today's session was 50 dollars. Ten percent of all the fees were donated to LPD.

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