Catawba County News
Maiden High School Art Club Transforms Fire Hydrants, Helps Beautify Downtown Maiden
Published: November 12, 2019
On November 6, the Maiden High School Art Club transformed six fire hydrants in the Town of Maiden into public pieces of art.
The beautification project invites students from Maiden High School Art Club to design, paint and transform fire hydrants located along Main Street (Hwy 321) and Potts Street in Maiden. The initiative is a collaboration among students and teachers from the Maiden High School Art Department, Maiden Fire Department, Town of Maiden, Catawba County Utilities & Engineering and Keep Catawba County Beautiful.
Participating students and their respective hydrant designs are Jenna Parker and Taylor Parrott (“Stitch,” located on Potts Street at Rosenwald Preschool); Kyndell Propst and Providence Reed (“Patriotic,” located on Hwy 321 and North 5th Avenue at Cornerstone Church); Maggie Sigmon and Nalien Thavichith (“Geometric,” located at The Roost and Maiden Chiropractic); Anaia Shank-Golden and Jade Ritchie (“Ice Cream Cone,” located on Hwy 321 and North 11th Avenue); Makayla Moore and Nolan Hendrix (“Oscar,” located at Maiden Car Wash on corner of Hwy 321 and East Boyd St; and Tori Bumgarner and Tori Williams (“Geometric,” located at Maiden Family Medical Center on Hwy 321).
“We have been thrilled to see the creativity Maiden art students put toward this innovative project,” said Amanda Kain, waste reduction coordinator/educator, Catawba County Utilities & Engineering and executive director, Keep Catawba County Beautiful. “These unique pieces of art serve as fun reminders of how important it is to protect and beautify our environment.”
Six hydrants were previously transformed by students in May 2019 as part of this initiative. Six more are set to be painted in Spring 2020 to complete the project.