PHS students plant flowers ahead of Paintsville’s Spring Fling

Paintsville High School students under the guidance of teacher Hans Doderer, left, planted flowers for the City of Paintsville a week before the town’s upcoming Spring Fling event.

The Paintsville City Council took time at the start of a meeting Monday to recognize students who helped with planting flowers in town, just in time for the Spring Fling event scheduled for the weekend.

The Paintsville High School PRIDE Club students volunteered to plant the decorative flowers downtown Friday, under the direction of instructor Hans Doderer and Main Street coordinator Anita Watts. The students included Nelson Sturgill, Adaline Doderer, Nella Smothers, Devin Pham, Jake Hyden, Dylan Pugh, Clayton Belcher and Grant Castle.

“Fantastic job,” Mayor Bill Mike Runyon said of the work.

The beautification project comes just a week before Saturday’s Spring Fling event in downtown Paintsville, which will start at 11 a.m.

Paintsville Tourism Executive Director Josh Johnson said that 45 vendors are signed on for this year’s event, with plenty of sales and food to offer, as well as live performances, leading up to a 5 p.m. parade and an evening beer garden at Paint Creek.

“We have different entertainment scheduled throughout the day,” Johnson said.

For more information about the Spring Fling, find Paintsville Tourism on Facebook or call, (606) 297-1469.

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