Corn mural offered to public

Media Release

August 10, 2021

 

Corn mural offered to public at no charge

A corn mural featuring the former Kent County government official crest is being made available to the public free of charge.

Chatham-Kent Council last night approved the following motion. “The County of Kent Crest corn mural currently on display at the Public Utilities Commission office located in the McGeorge building in Chatham, be offered to an interested party in the Chatham-Kent community through a closed bid process.”

The corn mural is nine feet by nine feet.

Parties interested in assuming responsibility for the corn mural in question are encouraged to submit their interest in writing to the Municipal Clerk’s office at ckclerk@chatham-kent.ca by September 15, 2021.

If there are multiple submissions, the award will be by lottery. The individual or organization wishing to take ownership of the corn mural will be responsible for costs associated with its relocation.

The mural was commissioned by Pioneer Hi-Bred Limited and was donated to the County of Kent on October 31, 1984. The artist was Bill Green of Stable Studios in Charing Cross. A history of the mural can be found here. https://pub-chatham-kent.escribemeetings.com/filestream.ashx?DocumentId=572

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, viewing of the mural will not be possible. The mural is being offered to Chatham-Kent residents only at this time.

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For more information contact:
Judy Smith
Director of Municipal Governance
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
519-360-1998

Media Contact:
Jim Blake
Communications Officer
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
519-360-1998 x 3624
jimbl@chatham-kent.ca

 

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