By Morgan Bryce/Assistant Communications Director
The City of Smiths Station has been selected to receive a 2020 Alabama Power Foundation Gateway grant. This grant funding will help cover the cost of a 60-by-40-foot mural that will be installed by John Christian of Go Georgia Arts on the side of Rainbow Foods on Lee Road 298 in downtown Smiths Station.
The mural will be listed on the Alabama Mural Trail Series and contain several interactive features, including a QR code that can be scanned for more information and a metal platform that will be attached in front of a painted caboose to make it a more interactive experience for visitors.
“This mural is going to be such a big cultural boost for our City and serve as a celebration of the industries and people that helped make Smiths Station the City that it is today. We are appreciative of the Alabama Power Foundation’s selection of this project, one that will preserve our history for generations to come,” said Mayor F.L. “Bubba” Copeland.
Christian will begin work on the mural in early November and have it completed later in the fall.