I-L High graduate brightens town beach on Lake Waukewan with mural

MEREDITH — In a continued effort to maintain awareness of protecting lake water quality, the Waukewan Watershed Advisory Committee (WWAC) recently commissioned a wall mural from local artist, and recent Inter-Lakes High School graduate, Jackson Plyler. The mural is located on the retaining wall at the town beach on Lake Waukewan.

Plyler, along with support from Inter-Lakes High School art teacher Janet Sanquedolce and local sign maker Beth Euiler, volunteered their time over the summer to create the mural.

"Lake Waukewan is the sole public drinking supply for the Town of Meredith and its importance as a public resource cannot be overstated" said WWAC Chairman, Randy Eifert. "Taking advantage of one of our other great resources (local high school talent) to highlight our high quality lakes seemed to be a "win-win" for everyone involved. Our committee looks forward to working with Inter-Lakes High School more and more in the near future – challenging our youth to be involved in the community and to share some of what they have learned along the way. We have an enormous amount of "untapped" skills in the Lakes Region."

Plyler will be taking his skills and talent to college this fall at Highpoint University in North Carolina. The WWAC will continue its work, protecting Lake Waukewan and educating stakeholders about the importance of clean and high quality drinking water. WWAC meets the first Wednesday of each month at the Meredith Town Hall Annex. If anyone is interested in attending and joining the committee, contact Angela LaBrecque, Meredith Town Planner.