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New murals unveiled in Glenwood

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Two new murals were unveiled recently in the Village of Glenwood. Both pay tribute to the past.  They also mark the importance of historical elements such as the North West Mounted Police and the benefits of water. Two new murals were unveiled recently in the Village of Glenwood. Both pay tribute to the past. They also mark the importance of historical elements such as the North West Mounted Police and the benefits of water. Photo contributed

Officials in Glenwood, under the Glenwood and District Economic Development Society, unveiled two of nine murals June 20. Almost 200 people came out to celebrate the unveiling that is part of the Wild Rose Mural Project and enjoy a barbecue and raffle.


Headed by Sondra Smith, who was also the main painter, the committee has selected the theme “Windows Into Our Past” with each mural having an historic reference and featuring a wild rose in some context as well as a legend about the mural.
The first mural depicted the importance of water as “Without water you don’t have anything.” 
From scenes of hauling water by horse and buggy to modern pivot irrigation all vignettes showed our dependence on water. This mural was sponsored by the UID and was put up on the south side of the old UID building which is now Glenwood Agencies.
The second mural depicts the first home in Glenwood built by Sam and Bertha Buck and pays tribute to homesteaders. Also on this mural is a tribute to the NWMP and the importance they played in history.
In honour of the NWMP, Constable Penner from the Cardston detachment of the RCMP was in attendance in her red surge uniform. The next mural will be erected next spring.
After the unveiling the fundraiser barbecue and raffle was held at the community hall where Glenwood Mayor Jordon Koch, County councillor Jim Bester and MLA Gary Bick man all addressed the crow before enjoying their burgers and watermelon. 
The Glenwood and District Economic Development Society would like to thank the village residents and the many Cardston businesses that contributed items for the raffle.
Area residents are invited to Glenwood to view the first of the murals and enjoy an ice cream cone at the Glenwood Pioneer Ice Cream Parlour.

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