By Leah Sander
MENTONE — Where could you find Snoopy and video game characters depicted in chalk this Labor Day weekend?
At Mentone Chamber of Commerce’s Chalk the Walk.
On Saturday, Sept. 4, artists of all ages sketched on the town’s Main Street sidewalks in between Tucker and Morgan streets. It was the third time for the event, said Mentone Chamber of Commerce Vice President Tim Croy.
He was the one who started it.
“I got it from just seeing other towns were doing stuff like that and so I thought, ‘Hey, that’s a good idea,'” he told InkFreeNews.
He said he’s turned down requests from people to make Chalk the Walk competitive.
“I didn’t want to do that because I want people just to be able to come, have fun, enjoy their time,” he said.
A repeat Chalk the Walk attendee is Jordan Lane. On Saturday, she was positioned in front of Mentone Town Hall, 201 W. Main St., working on Snoopy-themed artwork.
“We do this every year and we look up pictures on Pinterest. I’m a big fan of Snoopy as well,” she explained as to why she chose the “Peanuts” character to draw.
Across the way in front of Java Jacks, 111 E. Main St., Mackenzie Fisher drew the characters Cuphead and Mugman. She opted to sketch them as they are fitting to be in front of the coffee shop and they’re featured in a video game she plays.
Having fun drawing in front of TJ’s Crafts, Home Decor and Furniture, 110 E. Main St., was Makaela Stoneburner. It was the first time she’s participated in the event.
“It’s really fun and you can draw a lot of things and it doesn’t really matter what you draw,” she said.