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.
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.