From the friendly staff at the local breakfast café to the sounds of the chiming clock tower in the white limestone courthouse, Mount Vernon, Texas, is the embodiment of relaxed charm and a small-town atmosphere. It is home to a little more than 3,000 people, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a single one of them who doesn’t love their town and its rich history.
Historic houses line the streets – 50 of them pre-date World War I. As with any town with Mount Vernon’s heritage, many of these homes were beginning to show signs of age and disrepair. And that’s where this story begins.
Lowe’s regional distribution center is the largest employer in Mount Vernon, but it’s also a dedicated community partner. So when town leaders approached Regional General Manager Tracey Reed and her team for help with preserving the old homes, they jumped into action. The result? The first Paint Our Town project.