Paint Paradise fundraiser to help Collegiate Middle Level group

KEARNEY – The Collegiate Middle Level Association at the University of Nebraska at Kearney is hosting a fundraising event at Kearney’s Paint Paradise.

Those attending will create their own art and participate in Paint Paradise activities that include chalk art, painting, door charms, pottery and glass fusion. The event is open to the public, with 20% of the proceeds going back to the Collegiate Middle Level Assocation.

Registrations are being accepted until Sept. 28 by contacting President Kristen Wilkins at, calling adviser Chandra Diaz at 308.865.8930 or online at Paint Paradise is a Kearney business located at 2114 Central Ave.

The Collegiate Middle Level Association, a new organization that formed in April, promotes UNK’s middle grades education program while providing students with networking and professional development opportunities. It’s open to education majors and anyone else who is interested in a potential career as a middle school teacher.

The organization’s executive committee includes: President Wilkins, Holdrege; President-elect Kelsey Coufal, Cozad; Secretary Tiffany Conrad, Aurora; and Treasurer Allie Prososki, Kearney.