• Domtar and Keep Kingsport Beautiful Present the Trash Barrel Paint-In

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    June 27, 2018
    Contact: Robin Cleary
    Director, Keep Kingsport Beautiful
    (423) 392-8814
    (423) 276-3065
    Domtar and Keep Kingsport Beautiful Present the
    Trash Barrel Paint-In
    KINGSPORT, Tenn. – One of Fun Fest’s kickoff events, the 33rd Annual Keep Kingsport Beautiful Trash Barrel Paint-In Presented by Domtar will be held on the grounds of Allandale Mansion, Tuesday, July 10.
    Adults and children of all ages are invited to decorate trash barrels that will be used during Fun Fest, as well as at over 100 events held throughout Kingsport each year.  Painters are invited to paint their own original designs,
    along with themes that encourage recycling, litter prevention and litter free Fun Fest events.
    “Domtar is a long-time supporter of Keep Kingsport Beautiful and they have been donating the barrels for several years.  Their sponsorship of the Trash Barrel Paint-In is a perfect fit for both organizations.” said Robin Cleary,
    Director of Keep Kingsport Beautiful.  Face painting will be available and Miss Kingsport will be on hand, along with Festus.
    The event will run 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  All barrels to be judged must be completed by 11:30 a.m.
    A $5 registration fee is required for EACH barrel requested on the registration form. Registration deadline is July 9. Registration fees are non-refundable.  Same day registrations, cash only, will be accepted based on
    barrel availability.  All proceeds go to support the many programs of Keep Kingsport Beautiful. Event rain date is July 11.
    Participants should bring ALL painting supplies, including spray paint, water-based paint, brushes, stencils, etc.
    One winner will be selected out of each age group.  Age groups include:  5 and under; 6 - 8 years old; 9 - 11 years old; 12 -17 years old; 18 and over; Family, Special Friends and Best Overall/Terry Light Memorial Award. 
    The winners will be invited to attend the Fun Fest Sponsors Breakfast, where the winning barrels will be displayed.
    Paid registration is required for this event.  Registration forms are available at the Fun Fest store, 400 Clinchfield Street-Kingsport and www.funfest.net.
    Domtar is a leading provider of a wide variety of fiber-based products, including communication,
    specialty and packaging papers, market pulp and absorbent hygiene products. With approximately 9,800 employees serving more than 50 countries around the world, Domtar is driven by a commitment to turn sustainable wood fiber into useful products that people rely on every day. Domtar's annual sales are approximately $5.6 billion and its common stock is traded on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges.
    Domtar's principal executive office is in Fort Mill, South Carolina. To learn more, visit www.domtar.com.
    Keep Kingsport Beautiful is a partnership of the City of Kingsport and the Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce.  An affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and Keep Tennessee Beautiful, the program has won more than 65 national, state and environmental awards, most recently 2017 Affiliate Award of Sustained Excellence
    from Keep America Beautiful.  For more information, contact Keep Kingsport Beautiful
    at (423) 392-8814 or rcleary@kingsportchamber.org.

    Fun Fest is a nine-day festival featuring more than 100 events for all ages.
    Fun Fest 2017 runs Friday, July 13 to Saturday, July 21.
    The Fun Fest store is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.
    For more information on Fun Fest, visit www.funfest.net or call (423) 392-8806.