The latest mural honoring Jackson County High School Class of ’66 set to be complete by the end of the week.
Organizer Dan Huffines said he and several of his classmates wanted to create a mural that would highlight major landmarks from their time in school. He said that includes the old Cumberland River Bridge and the popular school bus number four.
“The hardware and dry goods store along with the funeral home that they operated at that time,” Huffines said. “That’s just an example that of the businesses that were in existence and in operation in the early sixties and mid-sixties that would be very familiar for the class of 1966.”
Huffines said many people both from the class of 1966 and from the community at large put together funding to make the mural on the side of the event center a reality. He said they raised about $7,000.
Huffines said the mural is being completed by local mural artists Manny Fuentes. Fuentes has completed several murals across the Upper Cumberland, including one on the Chevrolet building and one that highlights major landmarks in Jackson County’s history.