(Cherry Rushin)
Volunteers fought the wind and began sprucing up downtown Jacksboro Saturday. A team of painters began turning the light poles around the courthouse square from green to black.

Joe Mitchell, a member of the Lions Club, city council and the chamber, said he got the idea last year when he saw the Christmas decorations go up downtown.

Saturday was the first work day and volunteers including Mitchell, Smith, Donna Cassle, Clint Myrick, Tim Cassle, Elaine Osteen, Brad Burnett and Michelle Holly showed up to get things done.

Some Jack County 4-Hers wanted to get involved, but were unable to help paint because of liability issues regarding their age. But that didn't deter them.

Instead, they baked cookies and brought coffee, tea and Kool-Aid to the workers as part of the 4-H One Day program, a day of community service for members.
Tracy Berry, Michael Berry, Emma Moore and Libby Moore delivered the refreshments to the painters mid-morning.

Read the full article in the Jacksboro Gazette News Nov. 19