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Volunteers sought to paint 8th Street underpass mural

Aug. 16, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- The Huntington Young Professionals Committee, the Rahall Transportation Institute and Bulldog Creative Services are working together to create a mural for the 8th Street underpass.

The mural design will include some of the current features as well as incorporate other aspects of Huntington, such as river and rail.

"We wanted the new design to reflect the current city of Huntington as well as pay tribute to its roots -- river and rail," Christine Borders, vice president of Creative at Bulldog Creative Services, said in a release. "We also wanted to respect the existing mural, so we incorporated the roses and skyline with the new elements and utilized a bolder color scheme."

Work on the viaduct will begin on Friday, Aug. 17, and is expected to be completed the evening of Monday, Aug. 20. Community volunteers over the age of 18 are invited to help from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18. Volunteers should contact Matt Lockhart, YPC community development chairman, at tlockhart@huddlestonbolen.com or Bethany Williams, RTI project coordinator at bwilliams@njrati.org to sign up. A waiver of liability must be signed by each volunteer and will be provided at the work site.

"After seeing how successful the 10th Street project was last year, we felt like this was the perfect opportunity to bring all of the key players in that project back to the table to see what we could do to 8th Street," said Michael Misiti, a CPA with The Fyffe Jones Group and the YPC's project coordinator on the 8th Street viaduct.

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