Corn mural offered to public, free of charge

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Chatham-Kent residents interested in taking over a corn mural donated to Kent County in 1984 are welcome to apply for the historic piece.

The mural, featuring the former Kent County government official crest, is being given away by the municipality free of charge.

The nine-feet by nine-feet mural featuring the former Kent County government official crest is currently on display at the Public Utilities Commission office.

Chatham-Kent council approved the following motion at Monday’s meeting, “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 mural was commissioned by Pioneer Hi-Bred Limited and donated to the County of Kent on October 31, 1984. The artist was Bill Green of Stable Studios in Charing Cross.

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

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

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, viewing of the mural will not be available, the municipality says. The mural is currently only being offered to Chatham-Kent residents.

Bird Bouchard, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Ridgetown Independent News

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