Fire mural given a home

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Ojai Valley News photo by Andra Belknap

A new mural, dedicated to the first responders who assisted Ojai Valley residents during the Thomas Fire, was installed at Meiners Oaks' Market 33 June 24.

Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter

Wendy Barker, executive director of the Ojai Valley Museum, was merely looking for an activity to engage locals for two hours during May's Third Friday in Downtown Ojai — a monthly event in which local businesses stay open late and offer specials.
She ended up with a mural in three panels, that was installed outside Meiners Oaks' Market 33 June 24.
“From something that just started as, 'We've got two hours to do something, what can we do,' to having a permanent art piece, is pretty phenomenal,” Barker said.

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