Manchester’s mural is officially complete. Earlier this month, crews hung up the stainless steel “Manchester” sign, which was the finishing touch on the painted exterior wall of the Roses in the Snow building. Committee member Wes Schulte says they want the mural to leave an impression on people passing through town, and remind residents why Manchester is such a great place.
Donations and grants made it possible to fund the mural, which was painted by Decorah artist Carl Homstad. The mural is made up of three panels, which feature Manchester’s brand of “Family. Community. Opportunity.” Each panel has several mini-murals, showcasing such things as the West Delaware Hawks logo, the Delaware County Courthouse and the Manchester Whitewater Park. There are also actual photographs on the mural.
The highlight of the mural is the Community Tree, which features painted handprints from area children.
The finished product is a much different site than what was there previously. Here’s the before photo!
You can check out Manchester’s finished mural at the intersection of Main and Franklin downtown. Or take a look at the photos below!
(Photos by Kevin Schuchmann, Janelle Tucker and Mike Johnson)