Dec 12, 2018

Newsletter | December 2018

Harborwalk mural being prepped for painting

Our Last Newsletter for 2018  GOOD NEWS about Our HARBORWALK Mural We just got the news that FDOT (Florida Department of Transportation) has approved our application for the mural!  It's been a long process (over a year) but it's finally done.  A big THANK YOU to Weiler Engineering for donating their time to work this application on our and the City's behalf! The City anticipated the approval and started the site prep work last week. If you visited the Harborwalk recently, you might have seen workers at the Mural site.  They are contractors for the City and are busy prepping the area and the wall for our mural.  The rusted rebar in the ceiling (overpass floor) was treated and will be repainted.  The back mural wall was cleaned, regrouted and sealed and all the mural surfaces will be primed. We'll give the primer time to cure and the artist will start painting after the holidays. Many THANKS to the City of Punta Gorda for this prep work and giving us a clean canvas for the mural!   MORE GOOD NEWS New Equipment for Our Mural Walking Tours Last month we mentioned our partnership with the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce to offer weekly mural walking tours starting in January. This month we're pleased to announce that we are purchasing a professional portable wireless headset tour guide system funded with generous grants from the Shively Charitable Foundation and the Community Foundation of Sarasota. During these seasonal tours, traffic is heavy making it difficult for people to hear our tour guide. This new equipment will allow us to more effectively communicate with participants and increase the size of each tour. We

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