Prairiesta Marquee May 2021
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Painting Prairiesta Perfection

Advantage Realty Mural with Artist GJ Long
Advantage Realty Mural with Artist GJ Long

Prairiesta is this week and paint brushes have been busy across the community in an effort to make Russell look its best.

GJ Long painted a new mural on the north side of the Advantage Realty building in the 800 block of North Kansas Street. The mural depicts a large sunflower and wheat stalks that you can take a selfie in front of and make the wheat look like wings.

Local 4-H Club members repainted the 4-H clover in the intersection of Wisconsin and Main Street downtown. They even added a cowboy hat for Prairiesta.

Several volunteers repainted the horseshoes on State Street in front of Russell High School.

City of Russell crews have repainted the downtown stop light poles and street lines also.

Even Waudby's Sports Bar and Grill downtown got a new exterior paint job.

And the notorious Prairiesta Jail also got a new paint job, but that's a whole other story.

(Photos courtesy Advantage Realty and Marcia Gier.)

Advantage Realty Mural Wheat Wings with Artist GJ Long
Prairiesta 4-H Clover