Serrano starts caboose sign in West Point

The latest project of artist Izzy Serrano is a Welcome to West Point message being placed at the caboose at 4th and Main streets.

Local artist Izzy Serrano is at work on a new community mural.

Serrano, who completed a welcome sign in April on a caboose parked in Vine Grove, has accepted a similar project in West Point. He started work Friday on the sign at 4th and Main streets in the heart of the northern Hardin County river town.

Fran Moore, a West Point City Council member who also is active in the West Point Revitalization Movement, arranged for Serrano to paint the familiar red caboose with a Welcome to West Point sign.

A news release from Connie Morris with the Fort Duffield Park and Historic Site said the sign will alert visitors they are welcome to tour the National Register Historic District, visit Veterans Mem­orial Park, the city’s history museum and the Civil War hillside fort. Brochures for the historic sites are available at City Hall and the museum. Walking Tour brochures for Fort Duffield are available at the kiosk in the parking lot.

City volunteers also are planning for the 2019 West Point River Days Festival, which is Sept. 13 and 14. It is held annually in Veterans Memorial Park at 6th and Elm streets. In addition to rides, music, games, prizes and contests, River Days will offer short canoe rides as part of the festival’s Saturday schedule thanks to River City Paddle Sport.

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