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Headland community leaders dedicate mural in downtown

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Updated: May. 25, 2021 at 1:21 PM CDT
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HEADLAND, Ala. (WTVY) - Community leaders dedicated a brand new mural in downtown Headland Tuesday morning.

The mural is located on the side of the HNB First Bank and was painted by Headland artist Charles Sims, Main Street Director Stormy Hicks, and other volunteers.

The mural includes paintings of a cotton harvester, the headland depot, and a church steeple..

There are also portraits of some of the city’s well known residents, including Zona Gayle Baxter. WTVY asked the former Headland High school teacher, who was present at the dedication, what the honor meant to her.

“Well one thing that it means is all this crowd of folks here ought to be up there with me, because they’re the reason I’m here. And just the people in my life in Headland have been the best,” Baxter said.

“We are about to get on the Alabama mural trail. And so we’re going to use it for tourism, which we’re really excited about. Yeah, it’s going to help our community grow and its going to bring in tourists. We are just so excited,” said Stormy Hicks, Headland Main Street Director.

The mural is made possible through an Alabama State Council on the Arts grant and an HNB First Bank sponsorship.

Organizers say there are plans for other murals, as well.

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