Last week the new and colorful 4 Corners Mural was dedicated in a ribbon cutting ceremony held in front of the mural. Many residents, the local public television station and the Baldwinsville Mayor were in attendance. All were there to congratulate the mural’s heart, Emily Ekross, who came up with the idea, got approval for the project, raised the money for supplies and organized the resources to get it done.
Those tasks are some of the ones which fit the criteria for the Girl Scout Gold Star Award which Emily earned with the completion of the Baldwinsville 4 Corners Mural Project. The Gold Star is the equivalent to the Boy Scouts Eagle Scout award.
Below is a panoramic of the 11 foot tall by 33 foot long mural. Click the photo for a larger version. Taken with an iPhone 5.
One of the interested residents at the ceremony was 91 year old Catherine Rice who proudly pointed out the canal boat in the mural was her Grandfather’s and the women sitting in it (see photos above) were her Grandmother and Aunts.
I asked Emily if a pamphlet or website will be set up to explain the history and names of all the items on the mural. She told me she is passing that project on to her Girl Scout troop, many of whom, helped Emily cut the ceremonial ribbon.
Personally, I would like to thank Emily for bringing back some pride and color to the heart of the Village of Baldwinsville. A place I have called home all my life.