Colorful "Quiltwalks" Painted in Downtown Parsons

Two bright new crosswalks were painted by volunteers in downtown Parsons on Saturday.  The design of the crosswalks, inspired by the region's rich heritage of quilting, features traditional quilt block patterns, like the Ohio Star, the Card Trick and the Dutchman's Puzzle.

The quiltwalks are part of the "Paint the Town" project, a series of volunteer days held throughout the summer and fall. The goal of Paint the Town is to make visible improvements in downtown Parsons and get the community involved.  This colorful new addition is located at the intersection of Walnut Street and Second Street.

The idea of painting the crosswalks was inspired by Main Street Fairmont, where several crosswalk murals were painted earlier this year.

The quiltwalks were designed by AFHA AmeriCorps member Sydney Haltom. They were painted with traffic marking paint, designed to withstand the wear and tear of the road.

The City of Parsons provided funding for the paint. PRO ON TRAC is very grateful to have the support of the city government in beautifying Parsons.

Anyone interested in helping to make Parsons a better place to live is encouraged to attend a PRO ON TRAC meeting, email, or call (304) 478-6009. Meetings are held the fourth Monday of every month at 6:30 in Parsons City Hall.