Light Your Dogwoods-Judging On & Off Trail Tonight
By Ro Morse, WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH - Following a cold and a rainy weekend, Paducah's 55th annual Dogwood Trail is brilliantly fresh and beautiful by day and night. 

Dogwood Trail co-chair Dabney Haugh reminds us, "There is still time to light your trees, plants, flags and front doors for judging TONIGHT-Tuesday evening and the trolley ride on Thursday. Also, the quilters will start coming in this weekend, so please keep your lights up as long as you can. The quilters love to be welcomed by the dogwoods."

The trail has some new twists and turns this spring leading drivers, walkers and bicyclists through a few new neighborhoods. Jackie Smith, Dogwood co-chair says, "We like to add new neighborhoods each year to show off more of the city's dogwoods. Paducah seems to be more beautiful than ever this year. Please light your blooming trees, flags and homes. Let's remind everyone why we are known for our hospitality."  

Paducah's CBB, in conjunction with the City of Paducah, sponsors the annual Dogwood Trail. Even the azaleas are opening just in time to add more of spring's beauty to the city. Signs along the 16-mile trail have been up for weeks - the path is marked. Now citizens are urged to LIGHT UP!

Listed below are dates to mark for festivities planned around spring in Paducah and the blooming trees:

Tuesday, April 16th - On and off trail judging of lighted lawns will begin at dusk.
Wednesday, April 17th - Signs will be placed in yards and winners will be announced.

Thursday, April 18th - Trollies will drive the Dogwood Trail and citizens are invited to board at the Paducah Area Transit System's offices at 9th and Harrison Street beginning at 6:30 pm. $1 donation is requested to take the tour which includes selected portions of the trail.

Monday-Wednesday, April 22, 23 & 24 - The Paducah School of Art will be accepting Dogwood Art & Photography Contest entries. Link to the site below and scroll down to Dogwood Art & Photo Contest for details.

Wednesday - Saturday, April 24, 25, 26 & 27 - American Quilters Society 35th Annual Spring Quilt Show and Contest at the Schroeder Expo Center, Convention Center and festivities all around town. Spring Quilt Week Paducah.

Friday, April 26th - Hang a Quilt Day! It's just what is says, hang a quilt anywhere at your home, business, on your front porch, door or really anywhere. The idea is to visibly show our support for the art of quilting in "Quilt City USA".
Tuesday, April 30th - Dogwood Art and Photography Contest winners will be announced and displayed at the Paducah School of Art and City Hall through May 10th.
Thursday, May 2nd - There will be a reception and awards presented for the Dogwood Trail Art & Photography Contest and winners on and off the Dogwood Trail during the City Hall Unveiling Ceremony at 4 pm at Paducah City Hall.

South Side and Lone Oak Hank Brothers will have lots of dogwood lighting supplies and now stock beautiful dogwood pottery, banners, etc. for those interested in participating in the Dogwood celebration.

On the Net:

More Dogwood Trail Information
2019 Dogwood Trail Map

Published 12:01 AM, Tuesday Apr. 16, 2019
Updated 09:50 PM, Tuesday Apr. 16, 2019

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