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FBA restores Elder Street bridge mural


Last updated 10/18/2007 at Noon

FALLBROOK — Butterflies, rabbits and raccoons are part of the delightful artwork on the Elder Street bridge in Fallbrook. Located at Elder and the Pico Promenade, the charming mural has unfortunately deteriorated with peeling paint, fading artwork and, most dreadful of all, graffiti.

To the rescue, dedicated members of the Fallbrook Beautification Alliance (FBA) are working to restore the bridge. The revival is headed by Jon Harwood, Don McNutt and Greg MacDonald. All were on hand at the bridge on October 3 with sanders, graffiti remover and cleansers to prepare the mural.

After sanding out the rough areas, the men will repaint the mural in the original colors along with touching up the artwork. Originally painted by children from the Fallbrook Country Day School in 1999, the artwork features bugs, insects and animals from a child’s perspective.

Many of Fallbrook’s beautification projects are initiated and maintained by community organizations, not the county. The FBA puts time, effort and devotion into keeping Fallbrook’s visual appeal.

To help volunteer on a community beautification project or make contributions to sustain the FBA’s effort, contact the Fallbrook Beautification Alliance, PO Box 1777, Fallbrook, CA 92088-1777.

Any ideas for a new project can be related to Jerri Patchett at (760) 723-8635.


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