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One Wall And Many Brushes In Community Paint Day

Artwork along Trenton Street seawall
B. Foy
Arrow Public Art
Artwork along Trenton Street seawall

The call is out for volunteer painters for the West Monroe seawall project Saturday.

Emery Thibodeaux, one of the "One Mile Of Love" project organizers, says the wall featuring local student artwork is in the last stages of completion.  "We have about 18 or 20 panels to do.  We have all the drawings projected.  Hopefully, we'll cover a lot of ground and wrap up in a couple weeks."

The student's paintings are replicated along the seawall on Trenton Street.  Thibodeaux says the project has created pride among the talented young people.  "They're so excited.  It has given them a sense of empowerment in the community by working together," she said.

The Community Paint Day is Saturday from 7 a.m. - 12 p.m.   

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After working in Baton Rouge radio for six years, Bob returned to Monroe in 1996. He served as program director for a local commercial radio station immediately prior to joining KEDM in 2009, as News and Public Affairs Director. A graduate of the University of Louisiana at Monroe, he holds a degree in Radio/TV/Film Management.

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