4/10/2014 12:19 PM
by Rachael Cardin
MOUNT HOPE - A Fayette County nonprofit received a grant on Thursday for the funding of a community wide project.
DuBois on Main is teaming up with the New River Gorge Regional
Development Authority and WV State University Extension.The wall facing the entry way of Mount Hope on Main Street has been deemed the location for a new mural. The black and white picture will depict the history of this area of Fayette County. A grant from the National Coal Heritage Group for $10,350 dollars is what will make this possible. The organization wanted to start a Coal Heritage Mural Trail and this will be their pilot project.
The mural will be a ‘paint by numbers picture’ for anyone who wants to paint. Organizer and artist for this upcoming project Adam Hodges, said he needs as many volunteers as possible.
“This is one of the first buildings you see as you come into Mt. Hope's Main St. It seemed like the perfect opportunity to do the first of that series of murals here in Mt. Hope and Coal Heritage is also going to be putting their main offices in a Coal Heritage Discovery Center down at the other end of the street in Mt. Hope, so it just seemed like the perfect place to start,” said Hodges.
Organizers said they hope to get the community's involvement at the beginning of summer, particularly once schools let out so that the students can be involved. Visit DuBois on Main for further information.