The sixth annual Keep Paris Beautiful clean up event is scheduled for Saturday, according to Tonya Varnell, who has coordinated the event since its first year.
KPB is a partnership between the Paris School District and the community to clean up and beautify the town to keep it an appealing place for residents and visitors alike, Varnell said recently. Approximately 100 volunteers from the school and community will partner together to complete several projects during the half-day clean up effort.
This year’s focus will be on the downtown area to help in the chamber, city and Paris Merchants Association efforts for downtown revitalization, Varnell said.
“The projects this year will include painting a mural on the fence next to Castle Graphics on the square, revamping a vacant lot downtown, replanting the community garden at the high school, repairing a fence at the Logan County Museum, and some clean up and landscaping at the high school and middle school campuses as well as at the Old Union School house and the Paris Boys and Girls Club,” she said.
Volunteers will meet at Wood Street Park across the street from Paris High School at 7:45 a.m. Saturday for sign in, donuts and a group picture before heading out to their assigned work sites. They will spend half a day working on cleaning up and beautifying the community before reconvening at the park for lunch and door prizes. The event will wrap up by 1 p.m.
Sponsors supporting these efforts are Paris Lions Club, Bank of the Ozarks, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. and Bryan Binz, First National Bank at Paris, Logan County Glass and Mirror, Susan and Mike Johnson, Town and Country Garden Club, Bob Rogers Chevrolet, Warren’s Shoes, Paris Realty, Walmart, the city of Paris, Paris Merchants Association, Elmer’s Plumbing and Electric, Pizza Hut, CV’s Family Foods, Mosquito Joe, Paris High School Alumni Classed of 1949, 1950, 1951 Dari Delite, Solutions Chiropractic, Island Cowgirl and TyTon Properties.
For more information about the event, email Varnell at firstname.lastname@example.org.