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Another wall to paint (and some new stars)
DRMI President Bonnie DeLelys wants the above fence, between Bangkok Cafe and Lee’s Ice Cream on Caroline Street, painted. From the looks of it, a few people have already tried that, but DRMI would rather see a non-graffiti artist tackle the project. DeLelys said at this morning’s DRMI meeting that she would like to get some local artists’ proposals for how to make this fence look better.
Speaking of downtown decorations, we wrote last week that DRMI received about $3,800 in the latest round of Economic Development Authority grants for downtown Christmas decorations. The merchants’ group will be buying 21-inch Moravian stars (pictured at left) to hang along Caroline Street each Christmas season (they’re reusable).
I’m from Winston-Salem, N.C., which was founded by Moravians. These 26-point stars adorn many front porches in my hometown year-round, and at Christmas, the city puts them on all the downtown light posts. The biggest hospital in town even puts a giant one on top of its building. These are also a popular advent symbol in Germany and other parts of Europe.