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City beautification project held to help clean up graffiti wall

Posted at 6:21 PM, Jul 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-18 18:21:12-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — While learning the importance of self-empowerment, girls in Tallahassee lended a helping hand to beautify the streets on Thursday.

City leaders joined the Oasis Center for Women & Girls -- "Girls Can Do Anything" campers downtown to clean up a graffiti wall with a brand new wok of art.

The city states that uncontrolled graffiti on both public and private infrastructure can have negative effects on a community and is a criminal offense and this is one way they can combat it.

"It's been very fun but very educational, that's what I like about it," said Jurzi Williams, an event participant.

This beautification project is just a precursor to a graffiti prevention pilot program recently approved by the City Commission that will also contribute to beautification projects.

The program is expected to start later this year.