A new mural that was brought to life through an idea presented by Mt. Vernon High School student Amber Allyn, along with her friend and fellow student, Emma Yarber, was completed on Labor Day Weekend in downtown Mt. Vernon, Indiana.
On Thursday, Sept. 10, a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the commissioning of the Mt. Vernon Mural Project will be held.
After the ceremony, the Posey County Economic Development Partnership (PCEDP) will be holding a contest, giving anyone who takes a selfie in front of the mural a chance to win free prizes.
Those who would like to enter the contest are asked to gather in front of the mural and take a selfie and post it to social media with the hashtag #MVMural, making sure to tag PCEDP on Facebook and Instagram.
The contest will run until Sept. 16 at Noon, when winners will be announced on PCEDP's social media.
The creation of the new mural has been underway since Aug. 1 by artist Michael Smith, the owner of Orange Moon Studios in Chandler, who also refurbished an old mural that was previously created several years ago.
While the backdrop of the mural depicts the Mt. Vernon Riverfront, each letter reading "Mt. Vernon" across the mural represents different aspects of Posey County and Mt. Vernon.
The mural is meant to beautify the city, encourage people to walk the main street riverfront area, and stop to get a selfie with family and friends.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on Sept. 10 at 4:30 p.m. at the site of the mural, at 321 N. Main Street in Mt. Vernon, Indiana. There will be a dedication of the mural presented to Warehouse Services, Inc. for their contribution and support of the mural.