|this is 1/2 of the mosaic|
the diameter is approximately 51 inches
A Little Bit of the Story
In late of 2000, Alpha Kappa Sigma headed up a committee of area citizens and was the driving organization for a City of Marlin park improvement project.
Our mission was to build a safe playground and to create an environment where young and old could gather to build sound bodies and enjoy fresh air and sunshine.
Our most urgent need was money. We dreamed of building an incredible play structure with safety surface, adding tables, benches and trash receptacles to the park, and building a walking path with exercise stations.
We branded our committee All KidS...play.
I was co-chairperson for this project and on November 10, 2001, after planning and intense fundraising, 200 volunteers from our community came together for one day and built the dream play structure.
In the spring of 2002, we completed Phase Two which included swings, tables, benches, and trash receptacles.
We are now in Phase Three with a build day of May 11th.
The exercise equipment was purchased in 2001; however, we were short on funds for the walking path.
Once again, Alpha Kappa Sigma members will make it happen with a team of community volunteers.
We are installing the walking path, exercise stations, recognition signage, and a flag and hand garden.
Surrounding the flag pole will be this mosaic, as well as, all of the hand imprints on concrete paving stones that we collected during our fund raising efforts.
I'm afraid until I finish this mosaic, there will be no painting in my studio.