All Roads Lead Home Mural project receives grant

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
The second All Roads Lead Home Mural received a $500 boost during back to school meetings in August from the Missouri Retired Teachers Association, represented by Shirley Andrus (left) and Ruby Vincent (right). Kim McCully-Mobley, an Aurora High School educator, received the grant on behalf of the Youth Empowerment Project and the Houn’ Dawg Alumni & Outreach Center. Fundraising for the second mural will take place this fall and winter, with the project to take the spotlight on the south wall of Pawnderosa Pawn in the spring. Corey Mace at Pawnderosa Pawn has offered his facilities to help continue the efforts of sharing Aurora’s history and culture through art and research. Items to be featured include: Elk Horn Prairie, the Trail of Tears, Butterfield Stage, the old Wire Road and the Civil War. Raine Clotfelter will be the artist for the project once again. He served as the lead artist on the first All Roads Lead Home Mural earlier this year on the north wall of the Children’s Smile Center. Aurora’s artwork explosion has been featured on social media, television and print in recent months. The tunnel in White Park received a children’s mural this spring, courtesy of Diana Estes, Hannah Estes and Abby Williams. Contributed photo

The second All Roads Lead Home Mural received a $500 boost during back to school meetings in August from the Missouri Retired Teachers Association, represented by Shirley Andrus (left) and Ruby Vincent (right). Kim McCully-Mobley, an Aurora High School educator, received the grant on behalf of the Youth Empowerment Project and the Houn’ Dawg Alumni & Outreach Center.