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Chalk for Change Takes Place in Court Square

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Health and Human Services (HHS) Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris attended a free-family fun community event, Chalk for Change, on Saturday, July 16, 2022. The event was hosted by the Trust Transfer Project, a collaboration between Community Music School of Springfield, Springfield Cultural Partnership, the City of Springfield, the Springfield Department of Health and Human Services, the Behavioral Health Network, and Common Wealth Murals.

The Trust Transfer Project's Chalk for Change event included family-friendly dance, spoken word, drumming, live visual art creation, and more, to bring messages of hope and healing to the City.

Mayor Sarno and HHS Commissioner Caulton-Harris will provide remarks and CDC Foundation representative, Rachael Casey, was the special guest. Vanessa Ford, Program Director for the Trust Transfer Project, emceed the event and was joined by Trust Transfer Project partners Eileen McCaffery of Community Music School of Springfield, Karen Finn of Springfield Cultural Partnership and Britt Ruhe of Common Wealth Murals.  

Mayor Sarno stated, “This family-friendly event included a diverse gathering of artists to create expressions that will bring hope, healing and promote a healthier community.  I thoroughly enjoyed the music, live dancing and appreciate the community outreach initiatives, including BHN’s mobile vaccination clinic.  Health and Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris and I want to thank all of our community stakeholders and partners for collaborating together to put on this wonderful community outreach and artistic event.”

Simultaneous to the event in Court Square, artists created 14 chalk sidewalk murals themed around positive change in our communities, a central tenet of the Trust Transfer Project.

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