Eleven members of neighborhoods where Commitment to Community works recently combined forces to clean and apply protective coating to the 9th and 6th street murals. The project was a community collaboration with Valley Transit, the Walla Walla Fire Department, and the Washington State Department of Transportation.
The murals, painted by neighborhood children about 10 years ago as part of a C2C/neighborhood project, undergo a cleaning about once a year. Valley Transit generously donated the time of a technician with a water trailer to spray down the murals before and after a scrubbing by the residents. The Fire Department refilled the water tank so that cleaning work could proceed uninterrupted. Once the cleaning and rinsing completed, volunteers applied a protective coating, provided by the Department of Transportation. Afterwords, volunteers celebrated their community work with a pizza lunch.
This marks the second year in a row that Valley Transit and the Fire Department have helped with the community project.