KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) – Hundreds of people gathered at Allandale Mansion on Tuesday for the 32nd annual Keep Kingsport Beautiful Trash Barrel Paint-in.
People of all ages came to paint the trash barrels that will be used in Kingsport during Fun Fest and other city events this year.
Domtar sponsored the event and Communications Co-op Elyse Batista described it as an attempt to get young people to use their creative sides.
“We really just want to encourage the youth to just use the creative parts of their brain,” Batista said. “Of course we’re all about writing. There’s a connection between handwriting and painting and cognitive brain function.”
Participants painted nearly 400 barrels and competed for prizes in seven different categories. The winners are listed below.
Under 6 Winner: Luke Fallin
Age 6-8 Winner: Zack Golden
Age 9-11 Winner: Seth Wilder
Age 12-17 Winner: Mackenzie Parker
Age 18 & Over Winner: Tiffany Gildea
Special Friends – Chip Hale Center residents
Terry Light Memorial Award – Miranda Jesse
Those winners who were not present to receive their awards should call the Keep Kingsport Beautiful office at 423-392-8814.
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