Pugwash students brighten up farmer's market

Andrew Wagstaff awagstaff@citizenrecord.ca
Published on June 10, 2011
Pugwash District High School students (from left) Tim MacDonald, Jordan Sprague, Sarah Cameron, Samantha Lawless, Brandon Rushton and Mariah Johnson contributed artwork to be included on the fence at Pugwash Farmer's Market, unveiled on June 10. Andrew Wagstaff - The Citizen-Record

PUGWASH - Thanks to help from the local high school art class, a farmer's market here has been turning some heads.

The Pugwash Farmer's Market on Durham Street unveiled its freshly painted fence on June 10, complete with artwork provided by local students, who were also on hand for the unveiling.

Market operator Jennifer Houghtaling said she was approached by Pugwash District High School art teacher Louise Cloutier, who was looking for a winter project for her students, and suggested they could do artwork for the fence.

"I thought it would be really cool," said Houghtaling. "We were building this fence with a grant from the municipality, and she said, why not paint something and attach it to the fence?"

(For the full story, see the June 16 issue of The Citizen-Record)