It all started when...
a core of residents with pride in where they live, a friendly atmosphere and a few solid employers. One key in revitalization is to bring visitors into the community.
The spark for new direction came from Lois Smith, widow of Darwin Smith, CEO of Kimberly-Clark from 1971 to 1991. She lives on a 800 acre farm just outside of town, loves Wittenberg and wants to see it thrive.
She visited Lake Placid, Florida, a similar town with identical problems and saw what adding 30 murals had done there for tourism and businesses and brought this idea back to Wittenberg.
Oct. 6 & 7
"Some of the Finest of WOW"
8 talented artists will be featured in a lovingly restored building that once housed a pharmacy in the heart of Downtown Wittenberg.