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VIDEO: Volunteers Make Quick Work of Levee Mural

Despite sweltering temperatures, large crowds of volunteer painters participated in decorating a 500-foot section of the Monarch-Chesterfield levee flood wall.

It might seem a daunting task to cover a 500-foot stretch of flood wall with elaborate designs and images, but hundreds of volunteers showed up Saturday morning to make quick work of on the Monarch-Chesterfield Levee at the intersection of Baxter Road and Edison Avenue.

A long line formed at the base of the levee for the first couple hours of the as only about 200 people were able to paint at a time. Small groups took turns climbing up the steep slope for ten minute stints of filling colors on the design already drawn out on the wall. While it only took about four hours for most of the work to be completed, the decorated levee also stands as a testament to nearly a full year of planning by both youth and adult s staff and volunteers.

Aside from the mural painting, the event featured food from  and , and showcased some classic cars, a line-up of youth bands and a sampling of classes available at Chesterfield Arts.

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