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These walls talk: Artists share talents with school

Art in the City, which is the Sun City Carolina Lakes artists club, is helping beautify the walls of the newly renovated Indian Land Middle School.

Sun City's Cindy Moeykens is heading up the project.

The group has already started painting silhouettes outside the gym. “I thought that any student could identify with the character,” Moeykens said. “Because the silhouette does not have a face, it could be them.”

After compiling a list of sports that the students participate in, she searched out figures in action. “I thought students might have fun trying to imitate the actions on the wall,” Moeykens said.

Principal David McDonald's assistant Laura Loughry transferred selected images onto overhead projector transparencies for the artists. Artists Carolann Butala and Moeykens decided where to place the images and traced them onto the walls.

Then, Art in the City volunteer painters began bringing them to life. The artists said they enjoy hearing the comments and excitement as students pass in the hall while they are working.

“It has been a great group effort by the Art in the City group,” Moeykens said, adding that response from the faculty has been encouraging, warm and genuine.

“We are having so much fun,” she said. “It is a little like the story of Tom Sawyer. Even the principal wanted to try some painting!”

Fall into fun

Chances are plenty of Indian Land residents will be heading to the third annual Fall Into Fun festival Saturday at Indian Land Middle School.

Festival organizers hope to raise some $25, 000 to benefit the Del Webb Indian Land Library, adjacent to Carolina Commons on U.S. 521, just south of Sun City Carolina Lakes.

According to the Carolina Gateway, which organizes the festival along with the Indian Land Rotary Club: “The festival will offer a silent auction; business and arts and crafts fairs; car and bike shows; a children's area with a petting zoo, pony rides, games and crafts; teen activities and live entertainment with local bands.”

Ground breaking for the new library took place last December.

Earlier this year, Lancaster County Library Director Richard Band announced that Nancy Berry, who has worked at the Lancaster Library for 34 years, would lead the new library.

Our Lady of Grace

It's official. The Indian Land Catholic community is now a mission.

According to treasurer, Bob Szeligowski, the new name is Our Lady of Grace. The Catholic Community was given a tract of land at U.S. 521 and S.C. 70 in Indian Land earlier in the year and development plans are well underway.