Councilmember Richard Fimbres and the City of Tucson invite the public to join them in dedicating the “Welcome to Tucson” wall mural located at the East Warwick Castle Lane Pedestrian Overpass on Tucson Boulevard, south of Irvington Road.

The ceremony will take place on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, at 9 a.m., on the west side of Tucson Boulevard, underneath the pedestrian overpass that is adjacent to Esperanza Elementary School. Parking for the event will be available at Esperanza Elementary School, 2353 E. Bantam Road. There is no vehicular access to the school from Tucson Boulevard, so motorists are advised to use Campbell Avenue south from Irvington Road and head east on Bantam Road.

The mural was made possible through the efforts of 80 volunteer employees of McDonald’s Restaurants, who worked for four hours and donated $6,000 to the art project. The volunteers partnered with Tucson Clean & Beautiful, the Tucson Arts Brigade, Esperanza School and the Cherry Avenue Neighborhood Association.

This beautification project is part of the City Manager’s Clean City Committee, which focuses on targeted cleanup and beautification projects on key corridors throughout the City. Previous projects were at Irvington and Tucson Boulevard and Grant Road and I-10.