Media Advisory: Janney Elementary School Honeybee Mural Ribbon Cutting this Thursday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         

October 31, 2017

Communications Director: Kelly Whittier

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, November 2nd , at 2:30 pm, Councilmember Mary M. Cheh (D–Ward 3), will join the Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence, Mayor Muriel Bowser, and the Janney Elementary School community for the ribbon cutting of the latest mural in The Good of the Hive initiative. Renowned muralist Matthew Willey has committed to painting 50,000 bees on murals around the world to call attention to the plight of honeybees and other pollinators.  In 2016, Mr. Willey accepted an invitation by Sanah Hutchins, a seven-year old DCPS student, to paint a honeybee mural at Janney Elementary School.

 

WHO:

Second Lady of the United States, Mrs. Karen Pence

Mayor Muriel Bowser

Councilmember Mary Cheh, Ward 3

Matthew Willey, Founder of the Good of the Hive

Alysia Lutz, Principal Janney Elementary School

 

WHAT:   

A ribbon cutting to unveil a 45 x 30 foot mural that celebrates the role of honeybees and pollinators for a sustainable planet

 

WHEN:

Thursday, November 2nd

2:00 – 2:15 pm – Media set-up (Secret Service will not permit arrivals after 2:30 pm)

2:30 – 3:15 pm – Remarks from dignitaries and ribbon cutting ceremony

 

WHERE:

Janney Elementary School

4130 Albemarle St NW, Washington, DC 20016

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