A new mural is going to adorn the east wall of Evelyn's Diner.

The mural, honouring the memory of Mel Wilson, will be unveiled tomorrow at 12:30 p.m.

Wilson was a musician and music teacher and owned a musical instrument store right across from where the mural is going up.

Elaine Schow spearheaded the fundraising efforts and couldn't be happier.

"It does feel good to have it finished and we were hoping for an end of summer, mid-October hanging and celebration so we ended up being on time and we're very excited about it," she says.

The Town's had problems in the past with murals that have deteriorated over time so now they're painted and attached to the building.

Schow says this mural's been painted with High River winter weather in mind so it'll stand up to the elements but can be taken down if the need arises to make repairs.

She says the community really got behind the project.

"That's what Richard (Gullickson) and I want to really make sure that the message is, it was Richard's idea, I hopped on board to help, but this really is a community project and that's what Mel would have wanted, that's what we wanted so people really got behind the fundraising, they did a fundraising party, silent auction, so yes, it is a community project."

The Town's Community Vitality Fund approved $4,000 in funding for the mural.

The unveiling goes at 12:30 p.m. in the breezeway between Evelyn's Diner and Colossi's followed by free appetizers and storytelling at Knee Deep from 1:00 to 3:00.


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