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Some of the cracks and warping panels can be seen in the mural of “The Secret Garden,” based on the classic children’s story and located in a section of the Ray Richardson Children’s Garden at the Knox County Career Center. The school hopes to replace the two murals at the garden this summer.
Some of the cracks and warping panels can be seen in the mural of “The Secret Garden,” based on the classic children’s story and located in a section of the Ray Richardson Children’s Garden at the Knox County Career Center. The school hopes to replace the two murals at the garden this summer. (Photo by )

By Mount Vernon News
June 23, 2012 5:46 am EDT

 

MOUNT VERNON — For 12 years, two outdoor murals have watched over the Ray Richardson Children’s Garden at the Knox County Career Center. But time and weather have taken their toll and the school is looking to replace the murals.

The “Johnny Appleseed” mural next to the entrance to the garden and “The Secret Garden” inside were created by artist Nancy Donaldson, but she no longer lives in the area.

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Administrative Assistant Anita VanWinkle said the school hopes to raise at least $10,000 for the project, plus extra to set aside for repair and maintenance.

They’ve already received $5,000 from the Richard and Arlene Landers Foundation. Letters have been sent to other foundations and to individuals.

 

 

 

 

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