Despite the misting rain and cool weather, the inaugural RAA Mural Festival was held in the parking lot adjacent to 117 East Vine St. Local artists, under the direction of artists Norris Hall and Ginny Togrye, drew the outline of Hall’s design on the wall. The next day, public painters helped to fill in the mural. A group of local professional women who have been friends for 50 years, calling themselves Wild Cherry Group, were considering ways to honor one of their group - Susan Loyd.  The group members, including Wren Jones, Pam Kious, Rhea Seddon, Patty Marschel, Marilyn Newson, Bev Macsherry, and Andrea Loughry, decided to give a gift of the mural to the community rather than exchanging gifts at a Christmas party this year.

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