You could help mural restoration project

27 Aug

Maybe you’ve noticed the beautiful new paint job on the mural gracing the west outside wall of the old Franz Hardware building at 2nd and Oak. News: Aliens DIDN’T do it.

People did. With the History Museum of Hood River County. The Museum actually owns the mural. Working with the Hood River Historical Society and the Waucoma Trust, the mural supporters have been working to get it back in shape.

Originally painted in 1985 by Gilbert Clarke and Sons, it was restored and revised in 1995. Now it has received a fresh new look thanks to Artisan Painting owned by Chad Mayo.

The museum needs to raise $1,500 to cover the balance of costs. Here;s some simple math: Say you are one of 30 to 50 people who routinely pass the mural and go to yourself, “Man, that is a COOL mural,” and each of you — learning about the restoration effort — gave $20 to $30.  That would cover it.

OK, get your checkbook, and send moolah to: Mural Restoration Fund c/o of The History Museum, PO Box 781, Hood River, OR 97031. For further information check under What’s Happening on the museum website.

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