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The Virden History Mural
Platinum Level Sponsorship
$1000 and above
Gold Level Sponsorship
Sponsors will be recognized:
Please make checks payable to:
Virden Sesquicentennial Group (VSG)
In Care of The Sly Fox, Box 117, Virden, IL 62690
Silver Level Sponsorship
Bronze Level Sponsorship
Friends of the Mural
Up to $99
The fundraiser kickoff was held on November 30th, 2017.
Several community members were invited to hear about plans for the new mural and have the opportunity to help support this awesome undertaking.
Please take time to view the slideshow below for a re-
Thank You For Your Support!
The Virden History Mural attached to the Sav Mor Pharmacy located on Historic Route 66 (Rt4 ) has become battered and worn in the 14 years since its installation. A few panels had to be removed for the safety of passersby. A group of concerned business people and volunteer citizens have undertaken the mission of a restored or new mural. Mural artists Gigi Maynerick and Bernie and D.L. Gietl evaluated the mural which was painted on metal panels and backed with plywood and determined that the mural is beyond restoration. The Gietls have been contracted to paint a new historic mural directly on the brick wall.
The mural is now in the design phase and a sketch will be unveiled to the public during the Virden Country Christmas December 2, 2017 at 11:30, Virden Community Center. Fund raising will formally begin at that time.
Completion of the mural is projected for early summer so it can be showcased at the Miners, Mobsters and Mother Road event.
Dear Community Partner,
Thanks to the generosity of the Virden community, the Virden Mural on the SavMor Pharmacy building has become a popular tourist attraction and loved by many. However, in its 14 years, the Mural had become seriously damaged due to weather. Mural artists, Bernie and D.L. Gietl of Carlinville, at the request of concerned committee members, determined restoration costs would be prohibitive, and creation of a new mural, directly on the brick, would be the best course of action.
The accepted artist’s bids are $14,000 for a 12 'x 36' mural or $20,000 for a 14’ x 44’ mural plus $3,000 incidental and installation expenses.
For the new mural to be completed by our target date, summer 2018, we must have all funds collected by March 1, 2018. That is why we need your help now!
Sponsors will be recognized by levels of contribution. Although all donors will be acknowledged, Platinum ($1,000) and Gold ($500) level sponsorships will be listed on the wall by the mural.
Please support the Mural today by making your donations payable to Virden Sesquicentennial Group or VSG, Box 117, Virden, IL 62690.
For questions regarding the mural, please contact any of the committee members listed below or on Facebook on the Virden History Mural page.
The Virden History Mural Committee: Suzanne Gray – (217) 965-
Marcia Hankins – (217) 899-
Rachel Fechtman – (217) 725-
Linda Worlow – (217) 965-
John & Jeannie Alexander – (217) 965-
The preliminary sketch was shown to the public during the Virden Country Christmas December 2, 2017, Virden Community Center.
Secure donations through PayPal, can be made easily using either your PayPal account or a major credit card.
George & Jill Murphy
Dr. Robert Cassens
Linda Worlow (State Farm)
Barbara Cuda Hunt
Hall of Trees
Carolyn & Steve Furman
Prairie Red Hats
Dale & Mary Lair
Larry & Sue Kime
Aaron & Sarah Royer’s Kids
Fred & Eileen Reichert
Bill & Marcia Woodruff
Steve & Debbie Kershaw
Northmac Web Design
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