Dogwood Trail 50th Anniversary
At the most recent City Commissioners meeting, Paducah Civic Beautification Board member Dabney Haugh outlined the events scheduled for the 50th anniversary of the Paducah Dogwood Trail, a lighted trail that covers approximately 10 miles in which residents light their dogwoods, flowering shrubs, and lawns. To commemorate the event, CBB board member Carol Vanderboegh has created 400 dogwood pins. The pins will be on sale on Saturday, March 8 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church located at 820 Broadway. Proceeds will benefit the Children's Memorial at Noble Park. The pins come in either shades of pink or shades of white. Pins with center embellishments are $15 while those without center embellishments are $10. The CBB is also bringing back the Dogwood Art & Photography Contest with the winning entries to be displayed at City Hall, April through June, as part of the Mayor’s Art Club. This year the Dogwood Tree sale will be 10 a.m-2 p.m. Saturday, April 12 at six local nurseries: Blooms & Gardens, Eads Garden Center, Edwards Nursery, James Sanders Nursery, Montgomery Gardens, and Wahl's Landscape and Garden Shoppe. One dollar from the sale of each tree will go toward purchasing dogwoods for the Children’s Memorial Garden. The Dogwood Trail Bike Ride organized by BikeWorld will be April 13 at 2:30 p.m. For more information about the Dogwood Trail including a map, trail history, information about the art and photography contest, and a link to videos about the trail, visit http://www.paducahky.gov/paducah/dogwood-trail.