Findlay, Ohio – A public celebration will be held 5-6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21, at the site of the new mural painted on the side of the First Federal Bank building at 301 S. Main St. in downtown Findlay. The mural, painted by artist Oscar Velasquez, depicts The University of Findlay and its ongoing partnership with the community. Coinciding with the Downtown Third Thursdays, which entail extended shopping hours until 8 p.m. and other activities, the celebration will kick off with a ribbon cutting by the Chamber of Commerce Redcoats. Velasquez, who will be present to sign prints of the mural, has painted nearly 30 murals in the area, including one featuring the Statue of Liberty on North Main Street, adjacent to the War Memorial. Derrick the Oiler and the UF cheerleaders will be on hand to help add spirit to the celebration. The mural is co-sponsored by The University of Findlay, First Federal Bank, Drake, Phillips, Kuenzli & Clark law firm, Assured Title Agency and The Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Findlay – programs of the Findlay-Hancock County Alliance.
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