Glendora resident gives back to community with new mural

TOWNSHIP OF GLOUCESTER, NJ – A community mural painted by a resident of the Township of Gloucester was recently unveiled on the exterior wall of the Township of Gloucester ServPro.

It was painted by Glendora resident and local artist Gianna Vennell, who painted the mural in less than two weeks.

Vennell came up with the idea for the mural “as a thank you to everyone who makes this town / township what it is,” in early August, according to township officials.

Vennell, who won the Gloucester Township’s Woman Who Makes a Difference Award for her charity Hats for the Homeless in 2013, raised $ 900 in supplies through donations from residents of Glendora, officials said. She and over 20 volunteers completed the project in less than two weeks.

“My husband and I were there painting five hours a day. We wanted to create a gathering place for our residents,” Vennell said.

The wall was donated by ServPro, a company specializing in residential and commercial catering and cleaning services. ServPro is located at 226 Chestnut Street.

The representations on the mural include:

  • First responder (the butterflies on the pike represent the police, firefighters, dispatchers and the military)
  • Local businesses
  • The clock tower at the Glendora fire station
  • Gabriel Davies Tavern
  • City baseball and softball organizations.
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