A new piece of public art was unveiled Sunday evening in Central Park, paying tribute to “The Davis Song” written in 1987 by local artist Heidi Bekebrede. The ceramic-tile mural illustrates the lyrics of the song, which was declared Davis’ official tune by then-Mayor Don Saylor in September 2010. It measures 22 feet long by 5 feet tall and covers one of the walls of the new restroom building in the park.
The mural also features a large, smiling sun at its center, the names and mascots of all the schools in town and even a QR (quick response) reader code that people can scan with their phones to hear the song or learn about its history.
At the unveiling Sunday, Frankie and the Fabletones were accompanied by Bill Cavins to sing the first rendition of the song. After the mural was unveiled, Bekebrede led the community sing-along, which was followed by refreshments.