Sep 18, 2019

Newsletter | September 2019

Historic photo of fishing off Captiva Island

PAINTING THE TOWN for the past 25 Years The Punta Gorda Historic Mural Society was incorporated on January 23, 1995, and it's hard to believe that in five short months we'll be 25 years young. We're planning some exciting events to celebrate including publishing a 25th Anniversary BOOK!  Stay tuned for more details in next month's newsletter. Over the years folks have shared stories and thoughts on how the murals have contributed to the character of our little town, or how they showed them off to visiting friends and families, or maybe even created their own little walking or biking tours. Some have told us how the murals have influenced their decision to move here. We have appreciated all of them, but haven't been good at capturing them. So we'd like to try to gather them for our anniversary. If you are interested in sharing your thoughts or stories about the murals and the impact you think they've made, we'd love to hear them (and this time we'll write them down). You can send them to us by replying to this newsletter, mailing a note or talking to any board member. We'll collect them and hopefully find a way to share them during our anniversary year. Here's one we heard last week (and fortunately had a pen and paper at the time)... "The murals are a marker that sets Punta Gorda apart from anywhere else, conveying a totally different feeling and message about the town. Punta Gorda is not one of the typical ‘Tamiami Trail’ towns and

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