The Warren Mall is dead. There’s a pizza place, a Bon Ton, a Mastercuts, a nail salon, and approximately 20 empty storefronts.
So the Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry has an Outdoor Show there every year.
This year, John Papalia, Director of Tourism and Chamber Operations, had the best idea in the history of ideas.
He got a bunch of manly men to put on makeup for money.
And then he gave the money to A Safe Place, which provides domestic violence and sexual abuse counseling, legal advice, and shelter to Warren women. And children.
As someone who’s needed to reach out to A Safe Place for myself and my children before, I was all over this event. I am also handing out pledge sheets to all the manly men in my family and demanding that they participate next year.
Because this idea is badass.
All told, Papalia figures the event floated around two grand to A Safe Place.
John Papalia, for the win, ladies and gentlemen.
Also winning are my publisher Bob Patchen, Chief Deputy of the Warren County Sheriff’s Office Chuck Fetzeck, Jason Huck, and Scot Colvin.
Bon Ton donated the makeup. And the people to put it on.
But taking a picture of my boss’ boss gettin’ his face did? Not going to lie. Kind of the highlight of my Saturday.
Which pretty boy do you think is the prettiest boy of all the boys? Check out the pictures and then answer in the comments!