Paducah is a beautiful city, especially during the spring and summer months. In an effort to maintain this aesthetic, the Midtown Alliance of Neighbors is sponsoring a Repair Affair Work Day on Saturday in and around Lower Town.

According to ilistpaducah.com, Repair Affair is year-long program that gives teams of volunteers the opportunity to help low-income homeowners, veterans or elderly who are in need of critical maintenance on their homes.

Sharon Poat, construction manager/supervisor for the Midtown Alliance of Neighbors, is the founding member of this program that has provided valuable help to the citizens of Paducah the past nine years. This year, the project is expected to help more than 20 low-income homeowners.

The event will kick off at 9 a.m. Saturday and continue into the early afternoon. Special construction skills are not required to head out and lend a hand. However, roofers, carpenters and anyone with strong drywall experience are encouraged to help. There is also work to be done before and after the main work day.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.Saturday at Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church, 300 Fountain Ave. The church is also hosting a free breakfast at 8 a.m. The Repair Affair program is funded by grants from the Carson-Myre Foundation, Paducah Rotary Club, local churches, banks, and other businesses and civic organizations.

Sign up to help by calling Stacy Beesley, construction coordinator, at 270-205-5080 or Poat at 270-556-0826. You can also email s.beesley@att.net or visit kymidtownalliance.org.

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