There are "Ponies on Parade" on Oliver
Street, each ornately decorated in beautiful colors. This is history
in the making, and it's only the beginning.
Community Pride has put in place the first of forty Carrousel Ponies that will be mounted
on Oliver Street. This organization is made up of local businesses and
residents who are working together to make a better community.
Starting at the
entrance of Oliver and Sweeney Streets, you will see the leader of our pony herd
that was painted by Morgan March, Michael Tuzzo, Victoria Di Guiseppe, and
Jennifer Rechin, students of art teacher Mary Ellen Holler at Ohio Elementary
School. Their pony's theme is the Wurlitzer Organ Company of North
Pony number two, at
the corner of Oliver and Tremont Streets, was painted by Sean Patrick Daly from
Sean Patrick Daly Studio, in the theme of Auto Body and Racecar.
The third pony, painted by
Joan Horn from Partners in Art, is near the Post Office at the corner of Oliver and Goundry
Streets. This pony represents the historical McCarthy's
Fruit and Vegetable Market, which was located on Oliver Street for many years.
The fourth of the
the corner of Oliver and Robinson Streets, was painted by Donna Montinari from
Udderly Country. The theme for this pony is Goerss' Dairy, which was located
at this intersection for many years.
Another Pony is
located in front of the 100-year-old Our Lady of Czestochowa Church on Oliver
Street and Center Avenue. This fifth pony, the theme for which is the many beautiful stained glass windows in
our city's churches, was painted by Jody Zhiem, a local artist of
Pride would like to give great thanks to Mr. Dan Habuda from Dan's
Collision Shop, and all of the other volunteers who have offered their time and talent
to make our "Ponies on Parade" project a success.
Anyone interested in
volunteering to paint a pony, please call Linda Jufer at 692-9710 or Kay Learned