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Chalk the Walks

  • Date: 08/15/2017 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The City of Ames Planning and Housing Department is facilitating community participation in the seventh annual international “Chalk the Walks” event planned for Tuesday, Aug. 15. Residents are encouraged to participate by spreading positive messages and images in chalk at several public locations.
Chalk the Walks, a project of The Joy Team, is an annual event intended to spread happiness by chalking positive messages on sidewalks and sharing them with thousands of others across the globe through social media. The event began in Vancouver, Wash., in 2011, and has spread to all 50 states and several countries, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, England, India, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, and Norway. 
Chalk will be provided for the community to use at the following locations in Ames:
• Ames Public Library, 515 Douglas Ave.
• City Hall, 515 Clark Ave.
• Christofferson Park, 2130 Oakwood Road
• Daley Park, 340 Wilder Blvd.
• Northridge Heights Park, 2901 Harrison Road
• Patio Homes West Park, 1515 Idaho Ave.
• ISU Research Park, 1805 Collaboration Place
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