Our Sponsors

Join us in beautifying Virden

The Virden History Mural

Platinum Level Sponsorship

$1000 and above

Gold Level Sponsorship

$500 - $999

Sponsors will be recognized:

- At unveiling of the sketch of the Mural  December 2, 2017

- On the “Virden History Mural” Facebook page and website

- At the June 2018 Dedication Event

- In local newspapers

Please make checks payable to:

Virden Sesquicentennial Group (VSG)

 In Care of The Sly Fox, Box 117, Virden, IL 62690

Silver Level Sponsorship

$250 - $499

Bronze Level Sponsorship

$100 - $249

Friends of the Mural

Up to $99

Platinum Level Sponsors $1000 and above Gold Level Sponsors    $500 - $999 Silver Level Sponsors    $250 - $499 Bronze Level Sponsors    $100 - $249

Anonymous Donor

Virden Area Chamber of Commerce

Friends of the Mural    Up to $99

Donnie Neighbors

Bill Deck

Claire Isom

Doug Slater

Jamies, The Diamond Mine

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-cap of the evening, then become a part and send in your donation.

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.

Project Summary

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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) 965-3156

Marcia Hankins – (217) 899-5251

Rachel Fechtman – (217) 725-3256

Linda Worlow – (217) 965-4747

John & Jeannie Alexander – (217) 965-5443 Rhea Miller – (217) 206-5048



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.

Calvert & Ferry Funeral Homes

Illinois Route 66 Heritage Project


Steve Norman

George & Jill Murphy

George Rishel

Samuel Leak

Dr. Robert Cassens

Tom Stoecker

Patricia Reischauer

Tess Lane

Linda Worlow (State Farm)

Derek Long

John Cox

Judy Chosewood

Barbara Cuda Hunt

Hall of Trees

Ken Reichert

Warren Owens

Tony Kallenbach

Dorothy Sargent-Auer

Gloria Leskovisek

Showtime Lanes

Designer Landscapes

Maguire Backhoe

Carolyn & Steve Furman

Prairie Red Hats

Goode Cousins / Family

Class of 60

Wanda Hein

Kathy Taylor

DiCarlo’s Pizza

Dale & Mary Lair

Advanced Eyecare

Charlotte Lockhart

Anonymous Donor

Larry & Sue Kime

Lawrence J. Travis & Co.

Virden Dental

First Midwest


David Morrill

David Neighbors


Senior Citizens

Paula Bouldin

Aaron & Sarah Royer’s Kids

Fred & Eileen Reichert

Bill Nicholson

Charles Gazda


SB INsurance

Charlotte Buckles

Alice Madiar

Bill & Marcia Woodruff

Steve & Debbie Kershaw

Northmac Web Design

Tom Borella


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