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PHOTOS: Community members compose mural

The Willmar Community Center hosted an evening of root beer floats and painting to precede the third Rockin' Robbins event on Tuesday, July 26, 2022.

Susan Roepke, at right, helps paint the Willmar Community Center's Willmar Little Art Gallery mural during Early Bird Floats before Rockin' Robbins on Tuesday, July 26, 2022.
Susan Roepke, right, helps paint the Willmar Community Center's Willmar Little Art Gallery mural during the Early Bird Floats event before Rockin' Robbins on Tuesday, July 26, 2022.
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WILLMAR — Just before the start of Tuesday evening's third installment of the Rockin' Robbins concert across the way at Robbins Island Regional Park, the folks at the Willmar Community Center gathered to enjoy some root beer floats and painting fun.

Christina Baker pours root beer over vanilla ice cream during the Early Bird Floats at the Willmar Community Center on Tuesday, July 26, 2022.
Christina Baker pours root beer over vanilla ice cream during the Early Bird Floats at the Willmar Community Center on Tuesday, July 26, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune

A large banner prepared by the crafty hands of Riley Kennedy was laid out before the attendees, who painted positive symbols of what Willmar has to offer, along with foliage and blue summer skies.

After they were all tuckered out with painting, folks grabbed an ice-cold root beer float with friends for an afternoon of fellowship.

The banner will be hung outside of the Willmar Community Center.

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Chris Radel smiles while drawing on the Willmar Little Art Gallery mural at the Willmar Community Center on Tuesday, July 26, 2022.
Chris Radel smiles while drawing on the Willmar Little Art Gallery mural at the Willmar Community Center on Tuesday, July 26, 2022.
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Willmar Community Center manager Britta Diem paints leaf petals on a tree while taking part in painting on the Willmar Little Art Gallery mural on Tuesday, July 26, 2022.
Willmar Community Center manager Britta Diem paints leaf petals on a tree while taking part in painting on the Willmar Little Art Gallery mural on Tuesday, July 26, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune

Macy Moore is an award-winning photojournalist at the West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minnesota.
She can be reached via email: mmoore@wctrib.com or phone: 320.214.4338.
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