E’town mural aims to give hope, calls for accountability

Silverleaf Sexual Trauma Recovery Services will celebrate and discuss its new downtown Elizabethtown mural Saturday.

Silverleaf Sexual Tra­u­ma Recovery Services is inviting the community downtown this weekend to celebrate its new mural and its message.

The mural, on the Business House, LLC at 139 E. Dixie Ave., features large blue and green wings and reads, “Imagine a world without violence. Now make it happen.”

The event begins at 10 a.m. Saturday in front of the Business House. Silverleaf’s ex­ec­u­tive director Jillian Carden said the street in front of the mural will be shut down for the gathering.

During the celebration, Carden will provide a quick introduction of the mural concept and the message behind it.

“Our goal is to spread hope and possibility for a world without violence, while also acknowledging that each of us are personally responsible and accountable for making such a world a reality,” she said.

Carden said Silverleaf will be joined by Eliza­beth­town Mayor Jeff Gregory, who will address the crowd as well.

After their short speeches, those in attendance will have the opportunity to take pictures with the mural and meet the artist, Wylie Caudill (wyliecaudill.com). Some free items also will be handed out to help spread the message of the mural.

The event will conclude at 11 a.m. Carden said there is no need to register, but they do ask that attendees wear face masks. Some masks will be available on-site. She said they also will be encouraging participants to practice social distancing.

Mary Alford can be reached at 270-505-1741 or malford@thenewsenterprise.com.

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