Downtown Mantua’s Easter Sidewalk Chalk Competition | By Holly Michelson with Fivefivephotos

Posted: April 12, 2020 by fivefivephotos

There is an incredible sense of community in Downtown Mantua Ohio. The volunteers on the Rotary Club, Historical Society, and Downtown Mantua Revitalization Comity have all been working together to bring the community together and make this quaint town vibrant again. It was Dean Olsen with the Rotary club who had the idea for this community building project that was still safe to participate in during the quarantine. All the participants had their own piece of the sidewalk to work on and stayed 6 feet away from everyone else. But this distance didn’t stop the conversation, laughter, and joy. It was obvious that everyone was overjoyed to socialize again. 

The only rule, other than social distancing, was that the chalk art had to have a theme of positivity or Easter.

The participants did not disappoint! My son, Matthew, and I joined in on the fun. Matthew drew a colorful cross with “He is Risen” written triumphantly in the center. I took the entire section of sidewalk and drew a message of HOPE. Romans 5:5 says, “And HOPE does not Disappoint” 

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Thank you Rotary Club for brightening this Easter with your service. 



Holly Michelson