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Sweet mural completed on Main Street
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A Bee-Utiful mural is complete on Main Street. Residents are being urged to stop by 216 E. Main Street to enjoy the newest addition to downtown. Pictured is Carol Neal, who created the artwork with Pat Bigbee.

An eye-catching mural has been added to Main Street.

“We hope it brings cheer and helps the tourism factor,” said local artist Carol Neal.

She and Pat Bigbee have spent the last several weeks slowly creating a mural on the front of 216 E. Main Street. The picture was painted in dedication to the creatures that keep plants and crops alive and added to a building that needed beautification.

“Without bees, we wouldn’t be the Nursery Capital of the World,” Neal explained. “That’s where our inspiration came from for this piece of artwork.”

Along with words of inspiration, the mural provides a photo opportunity where visitors can be part of the mural by standing in front of the wings and body of a Bee and have someone take their photo. Residents are being urged to stop by and be the bee. 

The Main Street location is home to Helping Hands Ministry, founded by Tammy Comfort. Among other services, the nonprofit organization offers a soup kitchen that provides hot meals to elderly, those with low income, and unemployed in Warren County, and a thrift shop called Heavenly Closet.