© Heather Killen
Andy Kerr, of the Bridgetown and Area Chamber of Commerce; Steve Raftery, community development coordinator, Shae Gorman, outgoing youth ambassador; and Mayor Bob Fowler at the official unveiling of Gorman’s mural on October 17.
By Heather Killen
Many people had a hand in creating Bridgetown’s latest mural.
Shae Gorman, Bridgetown’s outgoing youth ambassador, officially unveiled her project last week before a small crowd. The mural, which depicts elements of Bridgetown’s history and its present achievements, is located in the parking lot behind the Pharmasave.
“For my project, I wanted to do something that everyone could be a part of,” she said during her speech. “I wanted to do something that everyone could leave their mark on and be proud of. I wanted to do something that everyone could sit down, enjoy and be proud of.”
After months of planning and fundraising, Gorman (with help) began the mural in July and towards the end of the project, said she got an idea to invite people to leave their handprints on the mural.
“Everyone who put up their hand print can come back years later and know that they are a part of the history of this town,” she said. “I think it’s a cool way to remember where you’ve been and I can’t wait to come back to town when I’m older and see my hand prints.”
Gorman thanked all the businesses and volunteers who helped her with the project. The Youth Ambassador program is a joint initiative of the Town of Bridgetown and the Bridgetown and Area Chamber of Commerce.