Northwest NEWS

June 28, 1999

Valley Special

The Valley through the eyes of young artists

bus shelter

Ms. Vasquez's second grade class at Stillwater Elementary just fits inside the bus shelter they painted in Carnation.
Photo by Becky Nixon.

by Becky Nixon

   CARNATION--Ms. Vasquez's second graders at Stillwater Elementary say they wish the Valley wouldn't change, but accept the fact that it will probably not look the same in the future as it does now.

   When the class decided they wanted to participate in the Metro Shelter Mural Program, they painted scenes that they felt represented important aspects of the Carnation Valley and the community. As a result, bus riders, while they wait at the shelter on Tolt Avenue in Carnation, can look at pictures of old farms, salmon in the river, parks, towns, valleys, and mountains.

   The class had help from a local artist, Tammy Adolfson, as well as the assistance of many of their parents. They are very proud of their work and had an opportunity to view the newly-installed panels on a recent trip to Carnation.