JCPL hosts tie dye event

People of all ages visited the Paintsville Recreation Center Thursday for a free tie dye event organized by the Johnson County Public Library.

The Johnson County Public Library hosted a “Come-and-Go Tie Dye” event at the Paintsville Recreation Center Thursday.

“This is the third or fourth year that we’ve done tie dye, and it’s always a huge turnout,” JCPL programming director Christy Terry said. “Before, we’ve had a class that would fill up, so this time we’ve decided to do ‘come-and-go,’ so we could cycle people through a kind of assembly line, because it only takes a few minutes.”

The event lasted from the afternoon into the evening, with registrants coming when convenient for them. Terry said they purchased approximately 180 shirts for the program, and had volunteer help from the Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center.

The library is currently undergoing renovations to improve and expand, some programs are being held elsewhere, including the Paintsville Recreation Center. Terry said partnering with the Recreation Center has always been a recipe for success, and she expressed gratitude for their help in setting up for programs like these. 

“It’s always a good time with the library. They do all these fun projects, and it’s good for us to have people down here,” Paintsville recreation director Scott “Shoes” Hale said. “It’s a good relationship.”

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