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Oaklawn Language Academy unveils mural

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Oaklawn Language Academy unveiled it's beautification project Saturday afternoon.

A Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools media release stated the project started in August at a community fall festival and more than sixty parents, staff, and other volunteers planted flowers and herbs in the school's courtyards.

CMS says a local artist Edwin Gil designed a 48' X 4' mural and titled it "Honoring the Past to Build the Future" which was shown to the public on Saturday.

The project was funded by a 25,000 dollar matching grant provided by the city of Charlotte according to officials,

Local business donated more than 20,000 dollars in material and labor to support the beautification project.

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