Sesquicentennial

A Visible Change

New Market landmark gets fresh coat of paint ahead of celebration

Ronnie “Flip” Walters of Mystica Creations, Crawfordsville, paints the town’s name on the side of the building. He will include the town’s coordinates as part the new design.
Ronnie “Flip” Walters of Mystica Creations, Crawfordsville, paints the town’s name on the side of the building. He will include the town’s coordinates as part the new design.
Tina McGrady/Journal Review
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NEW MARKET — Visitors to downtown New Market will see some visible changes. Many buildings have received fresh coats of paint ahead of the town’s sesquicentennial celebration.

Brandy Simmons and Conner Vickers, owners of High Rollers of Crawfordsville, were eager to donate goods and services to paint a building attached to one of the town’s most recognizable landmarks — the silos.

The duo was joined Thursday by Ronnie “Flip” Walters, owner of Mystica Creations in Crawfordsville, to provide a fresh visual to the area.

Simmons and Vickers first painted the building black, then Walters took to a power lift with a bucket of white paint to add the town’s name and coordinates.

“I really wanted to be involved in the project because of my Papaw,” Simmons said.

Her grandfather was Albert S. Delano, Army veteran, POW and post master in New Market for more than 40 years. He died in April 2018 at the age of 92.

“Everyone around here knew him,” she said. “This just felt right.”

Others contributing to the project include: Skylar Stevenson of Stevenson’s Ace Hardware who donated the paint; Reid Foxworthy of Triton Exteriors, who donated his services to power wash the building ahead of the new paint job; and Ty Cohee of New Market Welding, who supplied a generator.

New Market will celebrate its sesquicentennial beginning today through Sunday with a variety of events downtown, including food trucks, vendors, live entertainment, a memorabilia room, car cruise-in, children’s activities and a special church service on Sunday in honor of New Market United Methodist Church also celebrating its 150th year. Meals also will be served each day at the fire station.

A schedule of events can be found on Facebook.

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