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Mural dedicated

Chamber officers, board members and staff were joined by the artist and contributors for the ribbon cutting, from left, Ellis Beachy, Silas Seamans, Taylor Lee, Donna Gilman, David Strawbridge, Judd Coley, Jordan Barnett, Emily Harp, Mayor Jim Staff, Brandy Giger, artist Patti Gillespie, Brandon Beachy, Dale Ash, Brandy Fehr, Myrna Monroe, Tom Tschida, Chuck Brooks.

News Staff Writer

For weeks, residents and passersby have been watching the progress on the Chamber mural on Ridgeley Street. Then came the dedication Friday afternoon, August 10.
An earlier rain shower, threatening skies and occasional sprinkles may have kept some folks away, but the weather didn’t dampen the festive atmosphere.
“The rain may have dampened the streets a bit and lessened the crowd but it certainly didn’t finish our excitement!” said Chamber Executive Director Emily Harp. “The mural is a big step and catalyst towards our tourism initiative art walk and we can’t wait for the next phase!
“We hated the weather made things a little fragmented in the dedication ‘process’ but I am confident that for all those who attended they will never forget dancing in the street and celebrating such an exciting day! We are full steam ahead at the Chamber and can’t wait for the next thing for community members and visitors alike to find when they #DiscoverAtmore.”

Everyone got together for a group picture at the dedication.
A light rain fell at times as indicated in this photo. Shown during Pastor Jim Thorpe’s invocation are, from left, Judd Coley, Silas Seamans, Jim Staff and Jordan Barnett, Myrna Monroe and Taylor Lee.
Chamber Ambassadors, from left, Sara Rolin, Mary Thompson Lancaster, Emma Caroline Sasser, Bailey Hayles, Logan Chavers, Anna Grace Janes, Mar’Daizah Salter, Christiara A. Jones, and Adonis Williams (back).