"When we first started last Fourth of July people were really cautious. Then we put the words up but there was some negativity because people believed this would be another project started but never finished. People here are used to others letting them down because there have been a number of good intentions and projects started but never finished," Greiser said.
"This is a lot more than putting beautiful paint and words on a building. It's telling people they are worth the time, energy and money for such a project," Greiser said. "Within the last year we've seen more businesses making renovations. Things are popping up and there's that feeling that we are not going to give up on ourselves. This mural is just a piece of a very large puzzle in the resurrection and hope that's happening in Lake Providence."