EARLVILLE – The completion of the mural on the Smith Block in Earlville brought to an end a painting project that began almost two years ago. The Earlville mural was one piece of a 16 part project dedicated to celebrating the bicentennial of Madison County.
The Madison County Tourism Board has planned many events for the bicentennial festivity, including a quilt exhibit, a pancake breakfast, and a concert by the United States Army Field Band and Chorus, however,the most obvious sign of the county’s anniversary is on the sides of area barns.
Over the last two years, one barn in each of Madison’s 16 towns has been painted with a bicentennial logo. The logos will remain on the barns throughout the year to promote the bicentennial celebration, and to boost tourism in the largely agriculturally-based county.