Since 1990, Willard Campbell has been known as "The Rose Man". He grows roses, and gives them away on a daily basis. Sometimes, when all of his roses are in bloom - 150 tea roses and 40 miniature bushes - he makes 2 trips into town with 70 bouquets on each trip. On the weekends, he provides bouquets for patients in the hospital, nursing homes and assisted facilities. Every day he washes 200 vases before rose picking time.
I was fortunate, on one of my visits to the town, to be in a business when he presented the roses to the employees there. It was wonderful to see the joy that he gives and receives from this selfless act of his.
This mural is 12' wide by 8' high and is located on Main Street.
Dr. Melvil Dewey
Dr. Dewey was an educator at the age of 17 and invented the Dewey Decimal System at age 21. In 1895, he developed the Lake Placid Club in New York, and in 1927, started the Lake Placid Club in Florida. The town originally was named Lake Stearns, but he renamed it Lake Placid, and had the water tower and train station built. The mural is 35' wide and 18'8" high and is located on Interlake Blvd. which is one of the main streets through town.
Another week, more to come!
Linda to Monday Murals.