New murals unveiled at Bristol Rec Park

BRISTOL RECREATION CLUB members stand in front of a new mural on the baseball stands at the Bristol Rec Park. The mural was designed and painted by artist Jess Graham, with the help of numerous Bristol residents, both young and old. Photo courtesy of Bristol Recreation Club

BRISTOL — The Bristol Recreation Club unveiled new murals in the rec park on Saturday Sept. 10. The murals were commissioned in celebration of the Rec Club’s 100th Anniversary. Vermont artist Jess Graham designed the murals and painted them this summer with help from local residents, including dozens of children participating in summer camps at the Rec Park.

Saturday’s event included yard games and a cookout for Rec Club members as well as expressions of gratitude to the artist and to the donors who supported the mural work and celebration (Vermont Community Foundation, Neat Repeats, and National Bank of Middlebury).

Founded in 1921, The Bristol Recreation Club is a non-profit, volunteer-run, membership organization open to all in the community. Its mission is to maintain outdoor recreation space for the amusement, enjoyment, and recreation of the residents of Bristol, Vt. This includes the Bristol Recreation Park (10 acres of fields and facilities off Airport Road) and the Bristol Trail Network, a collection of multi-use trails throughout the community.

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