When the first items bearing the “Welcome to Clark Lake” mural image arrived at the Tiny Pear in Brooklyn, it didn’t take long. Shoppers quickly purchased them, and they likely will next be found in stockings hung over the fireplace under the Christmas tree. Annette Fink, who designed and crafted the Welcome to Clark Lake sign, says more white travel mugs and other items will arrive at the Tiny Pear on December 2nd.
These photos were taken moments before the items vanished.
Proceeds from the mural items will go to the Save the Community Restoration Fund. All purchases are cash only.
Below is Mary Kennedy at the Tiny Pear, 132 Main Street, Brooklyn.
The Welcome to Clark Lake sign graces the curve on North Lake Road between Grand Boulevard and Rita Drive. Below is a photo commemorating the completion of the sign. Tucker Boyers emceed the dedication.
Kevin and Annette Fink are holding the State of Michigan proclamation presented by Mike Shirkey, State Majority Leader, and Sarah Lightner, State Representative.
On the opposite side of the sign are plaques. Each of them highlights a name or family names of those with strong Clark Lake connections. Each meant a $1000 donation to the Spirit Trail. Though volunteers take up most work on the Trail, there are additional third-party costs for construction and maintenance.