Thorsby council approves mural design

Published 12:36 pm Tuesday, August 2, 2022

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By Carey Reeder | Staff Writer

The Thorsby City Council approved the design for their mural to go on the building at the corner of Rebel Street and Minnesota Avenue at their meeting on Aug. 1.

The council was presented with two designs by Presley Langley. The first, the words “Welcome to Thorsby” are written on the left side along with the Sweden flag and peaches and strawberries. The mural flows into Swedish settlement buildings, and the words “Scandinavian Settlement in the South” are written under the buildings. The second option was the same mural with fireworks added over the settlement buildings.

Option two with the fireworks was approved unanimously by the council, and the word “A” was to be added before “Scandinavian” on the right side of the mural. Council member Tonya Ray was absent from the meeting.

The council approved two donations at the meeting. The first was for the Thorsby High School FFA program. The FFA has two teams traveling to Indianapolis, Indiana for the agronomy and meats evaluation FFA national competitions. The members of the teams and Thorsby FFA coordinator Brian Lucas were in attendance to ask for the donation. A $1,000 donation to the teams was approved unanimously by the council.

The council also unanimously approved a $1,000 donation to the United Way.

The Thorsby Fire Department gave an update on the P25 radios the department purchased earlier in the year. The radios are now in, and programming has begun to get them working.

Ray also let the council know before the meeting that she purchased Christmas trees for businesses to buy and decorate for the Thorsby Christmas tree lighting this year. The Christmas tree lighting is on Nov. 27 at 5 p.m., and the other trees will create a path to the larger tree that is being lit. The six-and-a-half foot trees were purchased for $30 a piece.