Evergreen Church dedicates mural, pays tribute to Town of Erwin

Evergreen Church dedicates mural, pays tribute to Town of Erwin

ERWIN, Tenn. (WJHL) – Erwin’s Evergreen Church dedicated a nearly-complete mural after its Easter Sunday service on the old Martin Chapel Elementary School gymnasium.

The mural pays tribute to Martin Chapel School, the Town of Erwin and Evergreen Church. It is a significant and historical landmark for the community and past members of Martin Chapel School.

News Channel 11 spoke with the Pastor of Evergreen Church, Noah Taylor.

“The mural is a message to our community about the things we value,” he said. “Obviously, we value our community. We value the history of the school, we value the history of our church, and then what our church has not just done in history but what it’s doing today. And so as you look at the mural, it kind of celebrates all those things.”

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The mural reads “Evergreen” with Appalachian scenery in the background and features the church’s motto, “Love, Connect, Serve”. Each letter of the mural represents a different piece of Erwin, Martin Chapel School and Evergreen Church’s history.

Digital depiction of the mural; Photo: Evergreen Church
Digital depiction of the mural; Photo: Evergreen Church

The mural’s artist, Caitlin Maupin, also spoke to News Channel 11.

“I’m having people who have gone to the elementary school that used to be in this building come up and say, you know, that was my granddad up there on the wall and things like that, so it means a lot to me that people really resonate with what’s on that. They can see the memories, and there’s a place to keep those special for Evergreen.”

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