Virtues Trail Gets Real.
The idea for this new installation came from Wanda Holmgren, Roosevelt Elementary School Art Teacher and local artist. She was awarded a grant from the Artists on Main Street Program through the Faribault Main Street organization.
Her vision is to provide affirmations of the virtues within us all, through mirrored signs that reinforce the goodness in each of us. Rebecca Gramse Thomas from MRG Tool and Die came to the rescue as an engineer and virtues project advocate to assist with designing the signs. Each sign will feature a message in English, Spanish and Somali. Many local philanthropists assisted in funding this project.
The Grand Opening Celebration is set for Wednesday August 22!
6-7:30pm Food catered by the Depot
Beverages provided by The Diversity Coalition
Music provided by Mike Hildebrant, Dallas Musselman and Doug Madow
6:30 pm Short program and dedication
7:30 pm Celebration concludes
Here are some photos along the trail - and part of the group working with Wanda.
Also shown is Troy Temple - from TLT Productions who filmed a story for FCTV.