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Walldogs make their mark on Kewanee

Walldogs, an international organization that is known for their historical murals, converged on Kewanee Wednesday and by the time they leave on Sunday, they will have painted 15 murals on a variety of structures in the Henry County town. Pictured is artist Elaine Wallis of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, who is painting a mural of the old Kewanee Boiler plant. She is one of 214 artists that range from their late teens to 85 years old, who will depict a variety of historical scenes. Walldogs choose one town every year to showcase their art, after working with locals to learn about historical happenings/landmarks in each specific town. Each mural costs about $5,000. The process has taken about two years and is the brainchild of Denny and Diane Packee, along with a host of volunteers, organizations, businesses and churches.

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