On Thursday, June 12, the Port Clinton Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for the dedication of the Friendship Park Wall. Representatives from the City of Port Clinton, the Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Port Clinton, residents and visitors attended to congratulate the Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council on this beautification project.
Mayor Vince Leone started the dedication by thanking former mayor, Tom Brown, for starting the mural project that depicted the history of Port Clinton.
“I went to arts council and asked them to help beautify the park,” said Mayor Leone, “they came up with this idea while we raise money to replace the old mural.”
The wall was painted and three billboard frames with vinyl photos were placed on the wall.
“I would like to thank all of those who have donated,” said Carol Morgan, President of GPCAAC. “Ottawa County has amazing talent. With the vinyl display we are able to showcase all mediums; watercolor, pastels, etc.”
“Mary Dare has been researching and working with muralists for the project,” said Morgan. “Next time we do the mural, it will be done properly.”
For information on the GPCAAC or information on submitting art for the wall at Friendship Park, visit ottawacountyarts.com.