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Yarn Bomb Planned for Centennial Legacy Park

Stop by La Mesa's Centennial Legacy Park at 1 p.m. Thursday to see trees get wrapped in yarn, or yarn bombed.

Three trees in the park, which sits at a crossroads of Cypress Avenue, La Mesa Boulevard and Allison Avenue, will be decorated by volunteer knitters and Carol Fuller's Yarn and Thread Expressions.

About $90,000 has been collected of $160,000 needed to fulfill the vision of the legacy project mini park.

"The site location, to be called 'The Lookout' after the original name of La Mesa Boulevard, was chosen by the La Mesa City Council to honor La Mesa's 100th birthday," a city press release said. "It will feature a gazebo, the Helix Aspersa snail and under the city seal a time capsule will be placed. Artists Mary Lynn, Jess and Amy Dominguez from La Mesa have created a beautiful design which will be installed once all donated funds have been raised." 
Jimmy Sanders December 11, 2013 at 09:03 AM
Knitted graffiti!
Things I Learned December 11, 2013 at 09:09 AM
Do these stripes make my trunk look fat?
Kevin George December 11, 2013 at 12:25 PM
What, Christo was busy?
Kevin George December 11, 2013 at 12:29 PM
" I believe it could be constructed in twelve months if all of the funds were in place. We would like to see it completed by the end of 2013. I think that we could be close to our fundraising goals if all of the Centennial merchandise was sold, the Gala "Party of the Century" tickets are sold-out, and there were donations from individuals and families who would like to see the project built."10/9/2012 It seems that the arts community and the City have once again made an overoptimistic estimation of La Mesas insatiable hunger for the "arts".
yessir December 11, 2013 at 01:30 PM
I thought they were already finishing up with this project a few months ago but had moved the location to a better spot across from Porter Hall and the ball fields. But then saw the hope ultimately unfold on useless cardio machines. The tree that was cut down for them sure was nice.

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