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Beautify the Bluegrass Project

This year, when Pennyrile Electric heard about the Beautify the Bluegrass campaign, we were eager to participate. We quickly identified an area within our service territory that we felt was a beautiful place, but could use some enhancements. Pennyrile State Park is an 863-acre State Part located approximately 20 miles Northeast of Hopkinsville, KY. 

While visiting with the park manager, Peter Bowles, he mentioned how popular the beach area is. However, the area where the picnic tables are located is on uneven rocky ground. We quickly developed a plan to level out ten different areas and prepare a 6’ x 8’ surface for concrete pavers.  

After the prep work was done, with assistance from the Christian County Jail, Pennyrile Electric employees showed up and began leveling each area and laying the pavers in place. As visitors began to arrive to the beach, they couldn’t help noticing the work being done and couldn't wait to begin using the picnic tables. We even had a few ask if they could sit at the ones we had completed. In addition to the pavers, we planted some flowers in large pots and placed them at various locations around the tables.

This project came together with the assistance of several local businesses. Lowes of Hopkinsville provided material at a discounted rate. The Christian County Jail crew came out and provided equipment and labor to level the selected areas and prepare them for the pavers. The rock and sand were donated by Rogers Group and hauled to the location by Tom Gamble Trucking free of charge. Pennyrile State Park provided meals for the individuals that were on site working. We would like to thank everyone who played a part in making this project a success and putting forth an effort to beautify the place we call home.

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