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Wy'east Middle School mural

The largest mural in Hood River County faces west on the back of the historic grandstands at Wy’east Middle School — a community facility used year-round for the county fair and other events, and recreation including soccer and Ultimate Frisbee.

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Photo by Kirby Neumann-Rea

Don Collins and Scott Browning put panels into place. Collins, the county community justice supervisor, put to use his previous work as a general contractor. All labor on the mural was volunteer, from summer school kids to local residents who took a morning or full day off from work to help paint and assemble.

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Photo by Kirby Neumann-Rea

Eagle eye: Close-up of the 12-panel mural on the west side of the stadium.

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Photo by Kirby Neumann-Rea

New mural to highlight fair festivities

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Photo by Kirby Neumann-Rea

Summer school students work with artist Allison Bell Fox at Mid Valley Elementary on July 10, the first week of the project. Paint-dipped leaves gave texture to the forest sections of the mural.

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