Beautify the Bluegrass 2019
This year, Pennyrile Electric selected the Elkton-Todd County Park for their Beautify the Bluegrass project. The Elkton-Todd County Park is located in Elkton, KY. It has three baseball/softball fields, a lighted basketball court, two tennis courts, a skate park, walking trail, playground equipment and two pavilions. The park is used daily and has been a topic of discussion for needed improvements with local residents.
Pennyrile Electric scheduled a meeting with local officials and park representatives to discuss potential improvements for the park. After a site visit, it was decided that some fresh paint, a little pressure washing and some landscaping improvements would enhance the overall look and feel of the park.
With the help of a few local businesses and a group of young people from Otoe Baptist Church and Camp Crossway in Red Rock Oklahoma, work was underway. Pennyrile Electric employees painted six dugouts, multiple pieces of playground equipment, a walking bridge, a picnic pavilion and a maintenance shed. They also planted multiple shrubs, ten crabapple trees, and a weeping willow along the entrance of the park.
As the project came to an end, the efforts of everyone that had a part in beautifying the park was evident. Pennyrile Electric would like to extend a special thanks to the following businesses for their assistance:
Highlandbrook Nursery for providing a landscaping plan, along with trees, shrubs and mulch
Otoe Baptist Church and Camp Crossway young people for painting and planting shrubs
Whitney Westerfield for Aerial Photography
Sears Tree Service for digging the holes to plant the trees
Dorris Blick for the removal of several stumps so new trees could be planted
Hailey Do it Best for supplying paint and materials