BENTON CITY -- Watch out for "Bear Attacks" in Benton City today.
Kiona-Benton City High School students and residents of Benton City will be celebrating the unity between the school district and the city. The free event begins at 1:30 p.m. in the city park, 806 Dale Ave.
Ki-Be High School senior Dakota Renz, the Associated Student Body president, helped organize the celebration to encourage more town spirit and school pride.
Beginning at 8 a.m., students and Benton City residents will meet at the community center at the park, then will scatter throughout the city to paint blue bear paw prints throughout the town. The school mascot is a bear.
Ki-Be woodshop students made the wooden templates for the prints, and the paint was donated by Benton City businessman Doug Johnson.
Members of Benton Fire District 2 also will hang blue, white and black Ki-Be Pride flags -- the school colors -- along Ninth Street through Benton City's downtown. The school's ASB bought the flags, and welding shop students built the brackets to hold them.
For more information about the event, call Renz at 509-378-2946.