The ninth annual “Kid’s Paint-A-Plate” was recently hosted by The Homer Laughlin China Company and the Hancock County Arts Council. More than 600 children painted their own Homer Laughlin China plate, which were fired in the Homer Laughlin kilns and returned to the children, ready to hang up for display or to use for dinner. This annual free event is “a fun way to celebrate the pottery heritage of our region while creating a memento that can be enjoyed at every meal,” organizers say. All plates and materials donated by Homer Laughlin China. (Submitted photo)