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Murals will not come down at Dauphin County school

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

An $8 million dollar renovation project at Susquehanna Township High School called for the removal of murals that date back 43 years.

School board members and alums have been looking for solutions for the past several days.

Members of the community were pushed to raise $189,000 by June 13 to reconfigure the ductwork plans.The McClure Company decided to help out. Officials have donated $89,000 and will have extended the deadline for the remaining balance for one year.

Duane DeFoor is the president of the Alumni Association. He calls the gesture a win for everyone, including some of the artists who have passed away.

"There are many who have passed away and all that is left is what is on that wall," DeFoor said, "so its critical we maintain for generations and generations."

The school board is expected to pass the revised proposal during Tuesday evenings meeting.


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