The Heart of Kentucky United Way Day of Action took place in Boyle, Mercer, Garrard and Lincoln counties on yesterday. Dozens of volunteers were invited to breakfast at 8 a.m. to kick off the community event at Millennium Park, Conover Center in Mercer County, and Old Train Depot in Lincoln County, before heading out to their assigned areas in their communities. In Danville, volunteers were kept busy planting trees, flowers and shrubs, painting walls, scrapping a handicapped accessible ramp, painting curbs and evening washing windows.
Amanda Clark carries three containers of saplings to be planted Wednesday morning to locations along the paved trail at Clark’s Run.
Geneva Hogue pulls overgrown ivy off of a brick archway at McDowell House.
At left, Denise Henderson gets a potted mum ready for planting as Jordan Blair digs a hole in the courtyard garden at the McDowell House while other volunteers a busy with their plantings.
Jordan Blair, left, waits as Larry McGirr shovels dirt into a bucket as Martha Caywood plants Brown Eyed Susans at the McDowell House.
Shawn Davis paints a wall in the art room at the Community Arts Center.
Shawn Davis rolls paint on a wall in the art room at the Community Arts Center, as Kathy Hamilton, in the background, paints with a brush.
Volunteers of adults, teens and county officials work planting 100 different species of trees and bushes along Clark’s Run behind Bate Wood Homes off of J.E. Woods Drive.