Mayor Dan Kemp announced another downtown beautification project occurring in Hopkinsville this week.
Under the direction of Ms. Sarah Goodaker, Belmont Elementary Art Club students designed a mural that will be painted on the building located adjacent to Westside Park at 619 West 7th Street currently owned by the County of Christian. Those involved with painting the mural will be volunteers from Belmont Elementary Art Club, other Belmont Elementary School students, and art enthusiasts in general. This project is a partnership between the Christian County Board of Education; Belmont Elementary School; the City of Hopkinsville’s City Maintenance, Division of Public Works; the County of Christian; and the Downtown Renaissance Program.
The mural will be reflective of many things related to the heritage of Hopkinsville and Christian County, including a teardrop to represent the Trail of Tears, an eagle to represent the Ft. Campbell Army Airfield, a baseball and bat to represent the Hoptown Hoppers, and the town clock to represent Downtown Hopkinsville. Ms. Goodaker and her students are volunteering their time and talent to undertake this beautification project, which should be completed within a couple of weeks.
Many thanks are extended to Superintendent Mary Ann Gemmill, Art Instructor Sarah Goodaker, and the students at Belmont Elementary School for their efforts toward such a wonderful beautification project for Downtown Hopkinsville.
For additional information, please contact Mayor Dan Kemp, City of Hopkinsville.