Recent Marcellus graduates, from left, Zach Garrison, Colin Hewett and senior Zoe Mullan-Stout stand in front of the mural they painted this summer, which was unveiled Saturday on the side of Nojaim's. Fellow AP art students Anne Dailey and Brennen Dooley, not pictured, assisted in the painting.
To paint the mural, the students referenced a picture taken at the 1916 Old Home Days parade in Marcellus along with pictures of themselves at age 5. Mullan-Stout said painting a mural was something she always wanted to do and hopes to do more of, "just because of the community aspect of it. And I'm not a big fan of bare walls - I don't see the point in them."
The community can hope to have few bare walls in the future, as the mural committee, formed by Betty Tross in an effort to get the long-discussed effort off the ground, plans to continue the push. High School art teacher Donna Nicolas said she hopes to help her students get started even earlier on the next mural, immediately following their AP exam in April.
The committee has renewed its fundraising efforts and donations can be made inside Nojaim's Market, starting at $5.
"You can buy a fair amount of paint with $5, so everybody's donation really counts," said fundraising chair Karen Hanford.