Old Dairy mural brings community together, shows local history

MACOMB Ill. (NEWS3) —  A local, family owned restaurant underwent a big change over the summer.

The Old Dairy, just off the Macomb downtown square, completed a mural project with the help of the community in June.

Owner Emily Gamage said the building needed updated, so she started brainstorming ideas for projects at the beginning of the year.

“It was over 15 years old,” said Gamage. “Old brick buildings – they tend to flake.”

Dozens of community members contributed to the mural. Gamage said bringing the community together was one of the main goals of the project.

The mural is meant to represent the history of Macomb.

Gamage said the Performing Arts Society of Macomb donated $2,000 to help pay for supplies.