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Theme: Springtime in Mrs. Stock's Park circa 1920
Artist: Mary Thiefels

Located on the rear wall of the Hillsdale County Community Foundation building at 2 South Howell street in downtown Hillsdale. Over 150 community members helped the artist bring this to life through a paint by number.


"Return to Splendor" Donors

The Ladies Beautification League would like to thank the following organizations, businesses and individuals who made this mural possible.

The Artist

Mary Thiefels of Tree Town Murals, Ann Arbor, MI, whose talent and hard work made the dream of this mural a reality.


The City of Hillsdale Tax Increment Finance Authority
The Hillsdale County Community Foundation


Hillsdale County National Bank

Community Paint Day Sponsor

Women's Life Insurance Society

Bucket List Sponsor

Dr. Ravi Yarid

Scaffolding Sponsors

Coneys and Swirls
Richard & Darlene Copp
Countryside Montessori
Mr. & Mrs. Alan Dimmers
Dr. & Mrs. Arlan Gilbert
Hide & Seek Child Study
The Barry Hill Family
Hillsdale Market House
Kiwanis Club of Hillsdale
John & Amy Miller
Leutheuser Buick
Moore Insurance Services
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Nye
Norm & Lyla Rodgers
Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Smith
Linda Solomon

Paint Can Sponsor

Thomas & Barbara Auseon
Patricia R. Bart
Braman Roofing
Mark and Lori Caldwel
Chris & Amy Fast
The Flannery Family
Gary & Carolyn Freese
Dr. Lorna Holmes
The Hutchinson Family
The Jackson Family
Dr. David Jones
Eric & Laura Leutheuser
Dennis A. Mazurek
Rick & Connie Sexton
Paul & Martha Spicuzza
Bryan & Jaminda Springer
The Walton Family
Dr. Gavin Weaire and Professor Renée Chérie Clark

Brush Sponsor

The Amburgey Family
The Birzer Family
Linda Britt
The Lee Cole Family
Don & Mary Sanderson
Dr. Fritz Tsao
The Tritchka-Stuchell Family
William Watkins

In-Kind Goods and Services

Michelle Bianchi
Broad Street Market
Coffee Cup Diner
Zoll Construction
Coneys and Swirls
Foulke Construction
G & G Glass
Jilly Beans
Point Rental and Sales
Bryan Springer Design
Kipp Williams, Esq.
Andrew Mack & Son Brush Co.
Heritage Multimedia
Video Productions
Concepts Creative Marketing and Design

Paint Day Volunteers

Patricia R. Bart
Janette Brubacher
Leah Cannaert
Kimberly Henes
Karen Hill
Michael Matias
Kristi Matson
Jessica McCosh
Diane McCosh
Connie Sexton

Local Artist Apprentice

Mary Jo Smith

A special thanks...

to Christine Bowman, Sharon Bisher and the women of the Viva Cuba Mural Project for their enthusiasm and support as the Ladies Beautification League was formed. Thank you also to the Hillsdale County Historical Society for its help with this project.

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