Cynosure learns about Andalusia’s murals

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 16, 2013

The March meeting of the Cynosure Club was held at the home of Barbara Nichols with Kathy Johnson serving as co-hostess.

In the absence of the president, Beth Taylor, Mrs. Nichols, vice-president, called the meeting to order and led the club in reading the collect.

Nancy Eldridge, secretary, called the roll and read the minutes of the February meeting which were approved as read.  Treasurer Sylvia Meeks gave the financial report.

Susan Gantt, who chairs the trip committee, finalized plans for the April trip to a culinary demonstration.

Mrs. Nichols then introduced Pat Palmore, who chairs the Mural Committee of the City of Andalusia’s Tourism and Relocation Committee.  This committee was organized in 2007 after Mrs. Palmore visited British Columbia and saw the famous Chanoines Murals. Mrs. Palmore realized that Andalusia’s interesting and diverse history would lend itself to the creation of murals.

Each mural represents hours of study by the committee to ensure the historical accuracy of the subject.

They are funded through grants and private donations. Wes Hardin of Dothan has painted each mural.

“The Legends of Andalusia” was the first mural, followed by “Early Covington County Courthouses,” “Soda Fountain,” and “Early Covington County Timber and Logging.”

Others represent county utilities, education, and the three notch trail.

The most popular mural is the one of Hank and Audrey Williams.

Future plans include murals representing the textile industry, law enforcement, and a method of providing narration for each mural.

Tax deductible contributions to this committee may be made to the City of Andalusia Mural Fund. At the close of Mrs. Palmore’s very interesting and informative program, she was advised that a donation to the Miracle League of Andalusia was made in her honor.

Following the program, the hostesses served a delicious dessert plate of pistachio cake, toasted nuts, candies, and coffee and water.