Arts club decorates downtown

CHESTER – The Chester Arts Club, with the assistance of the Oak Glen High School art class and teacher Alissa Dray, placed flower planters along Carolina Avenue and at the Richmond Memorial Garden near the Chester City Building and Pugh Memorial Garden on First Street.

John Murrary made wooden stars, which the children painted with paint donated by Sherwin-Williams Paint Co. in Weirton, which commemorated military personnel’s service. The Chester City Street Department cleaned the planters, and flowers were purchased from Lakeside Greenhouse.

The Community Improvement Committee, including Willie Balt, Bev Stevens, Mary Ann Wright, JoAnne Hobbs and Maureen Murray planted the flowers. John Murray and Don Murray installed the stars.

The arts club is a community service organization and has been placing flowers around the community for 10 years.