"The individuals who use the day center love it," said Kori Catlett, program manager. "They think it is 'neato.' That's what they say. Each one is able to pick something out of the mural that they really relate to."
After the Cassville Day Center was renovated and repainted, Catlett was interested in adding a creative work of art in the quiet room.
Finch and Catlett became acquainted through Steven. After learning about the mural created by Finch and Jump at the senior center, Catlett decided to approach Finch regarding the quiet room project.
"She asked me if she could help her do something in that room," said Finch. "I told her that we would just do it. Margaret had volunteered me for the mural projects before so this was my chance to get even with her, so I volunteered her to help me with this mural."
"The only thing we didn't put in there was a snake," said Jump.
"And we're not going to," Finch added with a laugh.
"There are no snakes in our world," said Jump.
Finch and Jump said that they enjoyed their time with the individuals who attend the day program. Many of the program participants took time to come in and watch the sisters as they painted the mural.
"This is what we like doing," said Jump. "We hope that Kori will be able to use the mural as a teaching tool or for storytelling."
"We enjoyed every day that we were here working," said Finch. "We hate to go home and do housework now."
In addition to the mural, Jump and Finch painted a beautiful tree limb in the foyer of the day center. The limb features leaves that were created using hand prints from each of the program participants.
This is the third mural the sisters have completed in the Cassville community. Jump and Finch have painted two murals at the Cassville Senior Center and one at the Cox Medical Center in Cassville. Although most of their murals feature Ozarks life, one of the murals at the senior center is dedicated to United States veterans.