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‘Faces’ Brighten Downtown Park Wall

Gloria Waggoner has the sort of face that stands out. An effortless smile, alert eyes. Some starting wrinkles that warm her face rather than age it. But many may not know what else defines the Coeur d'Alene woman. Like how she played a role in the building of the Kroc Center, where she is now program director, and that she works with multiple organizations to promote the arts in North Idaho. “People. Simply people and the joy of seeing quality of life,” Waggoner said of why she gets involved. “It's all about building community.” Fortunately for Coeur d'Alene, many here share the sentiment. To get an idea of just how many, visit the brick wall on the west side of Pita Pit on Sherman Avenue. Displayed there is the painstakingly cobbled art project Portrait of A Town, featuring portraits of 220 Kootenai County residents like Waggoner who contribute to the community/Alecia Warren, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here. (Kerri Thoreson Facebook photo)

Question: How many people do you know in the “Portrait of a Town” display?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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