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New mural in South Huntsville celebrating 2020 graduates

Graduates of all ages are already enjoying the mural and using it for photo shoots.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A new mural in South Huntsville is celebrating 2020 graduates!

The mural featuring balloons and graduation caps was created by local artist, Sarah Finlen.

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It's located at the former Haysland Square. The demolition of the shopping center has been delayed due to the pandemic, so the property owner, John Hays, thought it was a good opportunity to celebrate the class of 2020 in a unique way.

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Graduates of all ages are already enjoying the mural and using it for photo shoots.

John Hays said, "Anything we can do in this time of crisis to alleviate the emotional load on people is something that we want to be a part of."

"We wanted to do something since people can't be together this year, to have them have a place to come to and celebrate and take their photos so they can share it on social media, and have people see them and celebrate them and give them the props they deserve," said artist,Sarah Finlen.

When Haysland Square is demolished, the property will become Hays Farm, an 850-acre development.

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