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Chalk the Walk with steak for Davis

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MOUNT VERNON (KWWL) --  One town's annual event has a temporary addition this year.

Cedar Rapids police officer Tim Davis continues to recover after being assaulted last month. Less than 20 miles away, the Mount Vernon and Lisbon police departments wanted to reach out to Davis' family.

 "With the small Linn County atmosphere law enforcement, we interact a lot with the flood and stuff so it becomes kind of like a family for us," said Sergeant Doug Shannon.

The departments hope to raise more than $7,000 for the Davis family from the steak dinner.

The dinner Saturday was just part of the festivities for the annual chalk the walk in Mount Vernon.  Chalk the Walk is a two day project to color main street with art from professionals to kids.

"It's unique in the type of festival that it is.  You don't have the high pressure, or a lot of loud music.  There's not a bunch of rides and venders all over the place its mostly people getting together and sharing what they can do.  Its low key," said Chalk the Walk Director Craig Wilson.

Around 100 people from professionals to elementary kids worked 50 smaller murals.  Each one is 8 by 10 feet, but these look tiny compared to the communal piece of artwork spanning the entire street. This 280-hundred square foot picture from where the wild things are.

Online Producer: Jackie Manternach

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