Students Decorate Blankets for Derby Party

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Students from dozens of Kentucky schools put brush to blanket to help Gov. Steve Beshear and first lady Jane Beshear decorate picnic tables for the Governor's Derby Celebration on Saturday in Frankfort.

The Kentucky Arts Council coordinated the project, in which students painted Kentucky Derby-themed blankets to use on tables made to look like horses with heads and tails.

Sometimes students use the blankets as a way to honor a fellow student or causes. The Arts Council says this year, Knox Council Middle School students dedicated their design to a classmate who is undergoing cancer treatment.

The Governor's Derby Celebration runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT in downtown Frankfort, and the blankets will be used on tables on the Old State Capitol lawn.

Photos of the blankets are posted on the Arts Council's Facebook page at . is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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