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PAGE A8, KEIZERTIMES, OCTOBER 2, 2015
Mural to feature
By CRAIG MURPHY
Of the Keizertimes
“How many people would
Remember former Keizer recognize them today?” Steen
businesses like McNary Real asked of the former businesses.
Estate, Vel’s Meats, Kowalski’s
Christopher noted the busi-
Café, Gill Ward Marine and nesses are mentioned in the re-
cent Keizer history book Imag-
If so, you might just like es of America: Keizer by Tammy
Keizer’s next public mural.
Plans continue to evolve for
“This is an homage to old
the city’s second public mu- businesses,” she said.
ral, scheduled to be done next
Brown confi rmed the gist of
spring and summer on the long the conversation with Christo-
north wall of Town & Coun- pher and Johnson.
try Lanes at 3500 River Road
“The attorney was very
uncomfortable about using
the Keizer Pub-
nesses as if
lic Arts Com-
the mural proj-
cal aspect is a
ect for months
and have talked
to throw up
that time. The
– 80 percent –
discussed at the
on the list no
Sept. 22 KPAC
ed out only
— Beth Melendy longtime resi-
ones that were
located on River
some of the references.
KPAC members looked at a
“Only people who have
list of businesses, which caused lived here 20 or 30 years will
some confusion initially. Rick know the ones that are out of
Day noted a vast majority of business,” Melendy said.
the businesses no longer exist-
Since KPAC member Jill
ed, while Kim Steen wondered Hagen is in charge of the mural
where the rest of the businesses project, it was voted to let her
decide which 10 former busi-
Lore Christopher, KPAC nesses to use for the mural.
chair, noted the list came as a
Hagen said getting the wall
result of discussions with city primed for next spring would
attorney Shannon Johnson as take place Sept. 30, with city
well as Nate Brown, director of councilor and KPAC liaison
Community Development for Amy Ripp leading the effort.
Christopher said the manager
“The deal I made with Nate of the Keizer Sherwin-Wil-
and Shannon was we want to liams store got permission to
be conscious of existing busi- give volunteers supplies in-
nesses and about advertising for cluding primer, black paint and
that business,” Christopher said, painting materials.
referencing the recent contro-
“They are all in,” Christo-
versy about public art poten- pher said. “They are willing to
tially being seen as advertising help us.”
for a business. “Orcutt’s IGA
Once the primer is applied,
(Roth’s) was here forever, but is the following message will be
no longer in business. McNary painted on the wall: “Join Keiz-
Real Estate, same thing.”
er’s mural project 2016 www.
Steen wondered if the idea keizer.org.”
lived here 20
or 30 years
will know the
are out of
Somewhere, over the rainbow...
Robert Hanna captured this great picture of a rainbow while at Willow Lake Driving Range in Keizer last Friday, Sept. 25.
A night for
Keizer Network of Women
fundraiser Sept. 24
KEIZERTIMES/Lyndon A. Zaitz
A: Jody Berry and Teresa Ake.
B: Cheri Miller and Julie
C: Debbie Hart-Hartman, Sue
Mack Robinson and Leslie
D: Wendie Rogers, Casandra
Mance, Karla Wenning and
E: Vickie Jackson and Mary
daughter Sophia Kasachev.
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