From the City of Havre de Grace Office of Marketing and Tourism:
Friday August 3rd at 4:00pm representatives from the City of Havre de Grace and Havre de Grace Susquehanna Hose Company will do a dedication of Shawn’s public art piece. Many hours of passionate work went into creating a sentiment to Havre de Grace’s history and honoring the State of Maryland. Shawn independently had the vision to create the piece on the north side of the foundation of the city’s long-time abandoned train station. It is just off of Juniata Street behind the Susquehanna Hose Co.’s Number One Firehouse. With the help of the Fire Chief Scott Hurst and the support of the Susquehanna Hose Company contact was made to Amtrak to gain permission for the mural. As this project grew many from within the community jumped in with support. Common passerby would donate money or drop off Home Depot cards for supplies. Social media also played a big role in gaining attention reaching out to State of Maryland, Maryland Life and Jamie Costello of WMAR Channel 2 News facebook pages.
Vulcan Materials show their support of the Havre de Grace Community by cleaning up the surrounding area with decorative boulders, stone and they planted Black-eyed Susan’s donated by Jason Faulkenstine. “Vulcan and its employees take pride in being an active part of this community and we are particularly gratified to play a role in the success of this project,” stated Pat Pieton, Vulcan Assisted Plant Manager.
Mayor Wayne Dougherty will be on hand to present Shawn a proclamation on behalf of the City of Havre de Grace along with various County officials. Activities will begin Friday August 3rd at 4pm at Juniata and Warren St.