Elementary students invited to share pictures of Paducah

child with colored pencils (Source: Pexels/Mikhail Nilov)
(Source: Pexels/Mikhail Nilov)

PADUCAH, Ky. (KBSI) – Elementary students are invited to share what they find to be beautiful in Paducah or how they will help make their community beautiful by drawing pictures or writing letters.

The City of Paducah in partnership with Kentucky League of Cities is celebrating September as City Government Month in Kentucky. This celebration recognizes the role cities play in building Kentucky’s economy and improving the quality of life for citizens.

Elementary schools are encouraged to participate by educating students about their city government and city services and how to engage with their community.

Paducah Mayor George Bray invites elementary students who are homeschooled or attend a school located in Paducah or McCracken County to draw pictures or write letters. Make sure the student’s name, school, teacher, and grade are included on each drawing and letter.

  • K-2nd Grade – Students in kindergarten through second grade are asked to draw a picture of something beautiful in Paducah.
  • 3rd-5th Grade – Students in third through fifth grade are asked to write a letter to Mayor Bray. Each letter should begin with the following phrase: I will help make my community beautiful by…

The deadline to submit a picture or letter is September 30.

Mayor Bray will share several of the letters and pictures on an episode of Your City at Work in October. Pictures and letters can be emailed to citygovmonth@paducahky.gov or mailed to

Paducah City Hall
300 South 5th Street
P.O. Box 2267
Paducah, KY 42002-2267

Paducah will issue a proclamation for City Government Month at the September 13 meeting of the Board of Commissioners.

An educational curriculum which includes lesson plans and an activity booklet can be found at City Government Month -Teacher Resources. The items feature the MunciPals, the City Government Month mascots.

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