Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Refreshing an Entrance

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Refreshing an Entrance

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The supervisors for the Town of Plattsburgh, New York, thought the entrance to their town hall needed a bit of brightening up. The windows were drab, thought Supervisor Michael Cashman, so this past November they devised a plan to turn town hall into a more colorful place. The town's director of Recreation and Youth Services in the Park and Recreation Department, Melanie Defayette, devised the TOP (Town of Plattsburgh) Window Mural Contest.

The murals to kickoff this first annual contest are dedicated to winter-themed activities. More than 50 children from the local community submitted art work, and the winners were selected by Town of Plattsburgh board members who were the contest judges. In the end, only three young artists were selected and, in late December, they gathered at town hall to paint their murals, which will last until early spring.

In first place was Emma Chase of Morrisonville Elementary and honorable mentions were awarded to Bailey Blair of Morrisonville Elementary and Homeschooler Luke LaForest. …

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