Fundraising with a Twist


Macy Lloyd

At the Football game against Aledo on Aug. 28 senior co-captain Savannah Shadle twirls her flag during the half time show. The Painting with a Twist fundraiser will go towards buying the new flags and costumes that the guard needs every year. “I love the social aspect [of Painting with a Twist].” said Shadle. “Everyone’s laughing and eating, it’s so awesome.”

Avery Deen, Reporter

On Sunday Oct. 4 from 3 to 5pm, color guard will be hosting a fundraiser at Painting with a Twist at 12129 Ranch Road 620 N. Painting with a Twist offers guided painting classes for all skill levels and ages. They have a calendar online that shows all the upcoming classes; you can reserve a seat online or over the phone. There is also an option to hold a private party, like senior and co-captain of the color guard Savannah Shadle did for her 16 birthday.

“[At the party] we painted a mom and a baby moose,” said Shadle. “Everyone had so much fun. The social aspect of it is probably my favorite part, everyone’s laughing and eating together, it was awesome.”

The fundraising party will also be painting a heron in rainbow tones. Guard member and junior Erin Ryan is excited to take a stab at painting it herself.

“I really love how colorful it is,” said Ryan. “Many of the colors on the bird remind me of the pop of color at the beginning of our show when we bring out all the flags.”

Shadle’s co-captain and close friend, junior Maddie Cuff, is also looking forward to going to Painting with a Twist for her third time. The first time she went was to Shadle’s party, and the second was when she painted a Van Gogh-esque version of the TARDIS from the popular TV show “Doctor Who.”

“Both times I’ve been I’ve had a lot of fun and learned a lot about painting,” said Cuff. “I’m not an artist by any means – I’m actually quite bad at it if I’m being honest – but they walk you through every step and you get to eat and talk and it’s a lot of fun for everyone at any age. Both paintings I’ve done are hanging in my house and I’m really proud of them”

If you’d like to sign up to go paint and support color guard, go to and purchase tickets, or call (512) 258-7928 .