KINGSPORT – One of Fun Fests kickoff events, the Keep Kingsport Beautiful Trash Barrel Paint-In will be held on the Allandale Mansion lawn Tuesday, July 8. Rain date is Wednesday, July 9. The event is sponsored by BB&T. ** Pre-Registration is required for this event, along with a $5 registration fee.
Barrel painting will run10 a.m. – 2 p.m. All barrels to be judged must be completed by noon. Judging will begin at approximately 12:30 p.m.
Adults and children of all ages are invited to decorate trash barrels that will be used during Fun Fest, encouraging Fun Fest goers to keep events litter-free. The barrels also are used at over 80 events held throughout the city during the year. This years Fun Fest theme, Fun in the Sun and Under the Stars was actually chosen from one of last years Trash Barrel Paint-In winning barrels, painted by brother and sister Kylar and Gracie Nation, winners of the 6-8 category.
A $5 registration fee is required for EACH barrel requested on the registration form. Registration deadline is on or before July 7th at the Fun Fest store. Make checks payable to Fun Fest. Same day registrations will be accepted based on barrel availability.
Participants should bring all painting supplies!! This includes spray paint, water-based paint, brushes, stencils, etc. Wal-Mart on Fort Henry Drive will provide one can of spray paint per barrel while supplies last.
Awards are given out by age group to the winners of the trash barrels that best represent a fun or green theme. Age groups include: Under 6; 6 – 8 years old; 9 – 11 years old; 12 -17 years old; 18 and over; Special Friends.
Paid registration is required for this event. Registration forms are available at the Fun Fest store, www.funfest.net and at www.keepkingsportbeautiful.com. Attendees are encouraged to bring drinks and lunch.
For more information, contact Keep Kingsport Beautiful at (423) 392-8814 or visit www.keepkingsportbeautiful.com.