Scouts and Students Spruce Up Downtown Murals
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - "Spruce Up Downtown" welcomed volunteers to meet at the gazebo at 2nd and Broadway on Saturday morning to help clean up and plant all around downtown.
Broadway and side streets were busy with shop owners and volunteers from the city, planting and sprucing up sidewalks and planters. Main Street Director Melinda Winchester organized the event along with the City's Park Services.
Boy Scouts from Troop 1, Packs 470 and 4, and students from Paducah Tilghman showed up to pull weeds, rake and sweep in front of the Boy Scout mural and the southern most part of the floodwall images. The warmer than usual winter encouraged weeds to flourish so it was a bigger job than expected to remove unwanted weeds.
Paducah Wall to Wall project coordinator Ro Morse said, "It was a treat to see the scouts with some of their parents and students from PTHS come down to the floodwall this weekend to help make the area neater. The weeds had practically taken over the liriope (monkey grass), and that's unusual. The group of about 15 volunteers made a huge difference in the area from the caboose to the Coca Cola mural. The city and the mural board appreciate their help. It's too much for the city workers to keep up with this time of year - considering they have lots of city public property to maintain. Sincere thanks to all those who showed up Saturday morning."