MADISON, Wis. - Local middle-schoolers are making some new friends Thursday, and doing something good for the community.
Students from Cherokee Heights School are creating a mural, with the help of the Madison Police Mounted Patrol. The students, grades 6 through 8, are decorating the mural with the hoof prints of two mounted patrol horses, Leo and Doctor B. They are also using the handprints of officers and students.
The mural will hang in the new Midtown Police Station off Mineral Point Road. Teachers hope the art will connect the surrounding community to the new station and make it a welcoming place.
"This is in part a way to even enrich that space even more, and have the students understand that it can be a positive space," Cherokee art teacher Jeff Johnson said.
The Midtown police station is expected to open in August.
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