Clear Fork Valley youth create tribute to police, fire officers


BELLVILLE — The interior of the Bellville Police Department has taken on a look many wouldn’t expect.

Art works, paying homage to police and fire personnel, are on walls in an entry hallway, and a meeting room.

Many of the pieces are large letter size works, done in a variety of elements. Some are paint, some crayon.

One bravely says “Chief.” And “to other police men and girls if you have girls.”

One large piece bears hand prints of kindergarten students.

Several are larger poster size pieces, which say they are the gift of students in certain teachers’ rooms.

A bright letter size works renders a “police chief.”

Several people said it looked just like Police Chief Ron Willey.

The art pieces will be on display to the public when the department offices are open.

There was a recent honoring of police officers, and a local business donated food for the event.’

Mayor Teri Brenkus said the project, engineered by Bellville elementary school principal Kirsten DeVito, was a “reading feast.” She said it is a “lot of fun.”

This little tribute to local police and fire personnel is available so “people can come and check it out,” said Brenkus.

The good thing about this local art exhibit is available to all, free of charge.

This clever piece of art hails “cheif.” It also says it is greeting all the police men, and “girls” if there are any. Louise Swartzwalder | Bellville Star
http://www.thebellvillestar.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/39/2018/02/web1_police3.jpgThis clever piece of art hails “cheif.” It also says it is greeting all the police men, and “girls” if there are any. Louise Swartzwalder | Bellville Star

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By LOUISE SWARTZWALDER

lswartzwalder@aimmediamidwest.com