A ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the recently completed Fayette County Farmers Market Mural will be held during the final Farmers Market of the year this Saturday.
While the market lasts from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the municipal parking lot on the corner of South Main and East East Street in Washington C.H., the ceremony is planned to begin at 11:45 a.m.
The mural was a partnership between the City of Washington C.H. and Fayette County. It features the design of muralist Eric Henn and is now located on the Kiger and Kiger building. The project has been ongoing for years and was recently completed.
Henn’s work can be viewed at www.erichennmurals.com/. Henn did the large mural in Circleville, many in Columbus, murals in Hillsboro and some in Wilmington.
As previously reported and according to OSU Extension Office Community Development Educator Godwin Apaliyah, when he first moved to the county, he noticed the beautiful murals in other surrounding areas and thought it would be nice to have one within the county.
A committee, the implementation committee, worked on the project and considered two different designs, with Henn being the one to follow through. The committee included Apaliyah along with Fayette County Commissioner Dan Dean, Donald Moore of the Fayette County Historical Society, Washington Court House City Council member Kendra Redd-Hernandez, City Economic Development Director Chelsie Baker, Joy Stanforth of the Community Action Commission, Stephanie Dunham of Fayette County Travel and Tourism and Carnegie Public Library Director Sarah Nichols.
The money used to pay for the project came from grants. Assisting with achieving those grants, according to Apaliyah, was Bambi Baughn, executive director of Community Action Commission. If more funding can be obtained, there is a potential for more murals in the future.
Those who are interested in supporting or sponsoring murals within the city can contact Apaliyah at firstname.lastname@example.org or 740-636-2354.
Reach journalist Jennifer Woods at 740-313-0355.