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50% of donations received for Thurmont Celebration Murals

(9/11) This past spring, Local Artist Yemi Fagbohn announced that he would be completing the Mural Project on Main Street on the former electric building after the Commissioners of Thurmont approved the project to proceed. The current Main Street Murals depict Thurmontís historical buildings, natural resources, and trolley history which were completed as a collaboration with the Thurmont Lions Club, Yemi, and the town of Thurmont. There are four panels left to complete the works of art on the building, and Artist Yemiís aspiration has always been to ensure every empty panel is framed with a mural! Yemi says, "Thurmont is one of the most beautiful places in the USA! The Catoctin Mountains are the backdrop with tall majestic trees, the beachfront lake at Cunningham Falls State Park, wildlife, clean air, cycling, hiking, fishing, Catoctin Colorfest, and Camp David! Not too many communities can say they live or recreate with the president of the United States!"

The Main Street Mural project will be completely financed by donations and grants. Dr. Jon Moles of Gateway Orthodontics is leading the mural project journey, and serves as General Project Chairperson and a sponsor. Dr. Jon Moles and Yemi are pleased to announce today, "We are getting close to reaching 50% of our funding needs for the Thurmont Celebration Murals!" In addition to Chairperson Dr. Jon Moles, the following associates have engaged their efforts to assist with the Thurmont Celebration Mural Project: Dan Ryan Builders, in Thurmont, major project partner and sponsor, they will participate in unveiling activities; Ausherman Family Foundation, signed on early as a matching grant sponsor; George Delaplaine signed on as a major sponsor; Marlene and Mike Young signed on as advisors and sponsors; Catoctin Colorfest signed on as advisors and Sponsors; Several anonymous donors to the project so far.

The Main Street Murals are a Celebration of the scenic beauty and tapestry of history for a picturesque town located at the foothills of the Catoctin Mountains in Northern Frederick County. Yemi states, "My goal is to have the viewers of the completed murals come away appreciating Thurmont as the jewel it is, and hopefully come to visit us often while rejuvenating their spirits in the mountains, relax, shop, dine, worship, and enjoy!"

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