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  Mural of Alan Jackson
by balhannah
 
 

On our walk around Merritt, we noticed a country Western Mural being painted, then found out, that a lot more were to be added, infact, up to 60 larger than life murals of the Country Music legends that have performed on the stage of the annual Merritt Mountain Music Festival.

I think this is an excellent project, as the person in charge, Michelle Loughery, has taken "under her wings", over 60 youth at risk in the community of Merritt, most of them being First Nations.
All of the youth who participate in the project, range in age between 15 and 29. They paint with Michelle, and also learn an array of job and life skills.
The Government of Canada supports this project with funding from Service Canada and National Crime Prevention.

Website: http://www.merrittmurals.com/mural.html

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  • Written May 25, 2010
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