Get free paint, have fun at festival

Published On: Jan 25 2013 05:31:37 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 25 2013 06:06:52 PM CST

Jan. 25, 2013: Do-it-yourselfers, we've found a place where you can get free paint and yard supplies. Amy Davis reports.

HOUSTON -

Do-it-yourselfers, we've found a place where you can get free paint and yard supplies.

Dozens of people waited in line Friday for the doors to open on the city of Houston's Environmental Service Center on South Post Oak at Main.

"I've come before and it is worth the wait. Yes, it is," said Lovey Newsome, who waited in line for more than one hour.

Inside the center are gallons of free paint and free yard supplies free for the taking. The items are brought in by others for recycling. The paint and supplies that are good are turned around and offered up for free every Friday from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.

"Paint is $35, $40, $60 so yeah, they are saving a lot of money," said Jerrell, Simples who works at the center.

You get to pick the brands and colors you want. You just need to bring your driver's license.

Not ready for spring cleaning? How about spring training?

The Houston Astros Fanfest is Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Minute Maid Park. You need to go to the Astros Fanfest website for a free voucher to get in.

The Houston Arboretum is inviting families to a free Arbor Day celebration Saturday. There are advertised to be giveaways, tours, wildlife and a visit from Johnny Appleseed.

And it is not too early to plan your Super Bowl party. Papa John's is offering a free large one-topping pizza if you call the coin toss correctly for the big game. You have to pick heads or tails online by Feb. 2 to qualify.

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