The sixth annual Keep Paris Beautiful event took place on Saturday, May 6 with over 70 volunteers signing on to help for the day.
The event had been orginially scheduled for Saturday, April 29 but was postponed for a week because of rainy weather.
KPB is a partnership between the schools and the community to clean up and beautify the town to keep it an appealing place for residents and visitors alike.
“The number of volunteers was a little less than originally expected after having to reschedule for a week later due to rain,” said Tonya Varnell, organizer of the event. “However, we were still able to complete several amazing projects, including replanting the community garden at the high school campus, painting a mural on the square, repairing the Logan County (Old Jail) Museum fence and installing a pocket park on a vacant downtown lot.”
Volunteers met at Wood Street Park Saturday morning May 6 and worked at their project sites until noon, reconvening at the park for lunch and door prizes.
“I was very impressed with the dedication of the volunteers giving up their sunny Saturday to help out their community,” Varnell said. “I am also pleased with the number of projects completed as well as the quality of the work done.”
Varnell also thanked volunteers and local sponsors for helping to make this event happen. They included Paris Lions Club, Bank of the Ozarks, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., 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, City of Paris, Paris Merchants Association, Elmer’s Plumbing and Electric, Pizza Hut, CV’s Family Foods, Mosquito Joe, PHS Alumni Class of 1949, 50, 51, Farmers Insurance, Dari Delite, Solutions Chiropractic, Island Cowgirl and TyTon Properties.