To remember her 15th birthday, all Savannah Johnson has to do is go past The South Forty on South Main Street in Shawano.
On Aug. 9, Johnson and several of her friends painted a mural titled “A New Day” by Romero Britto on one of the walls.
Savannah’s mother, Magda Johnson, tries to think of something different and positive for her children’s birthday parties.
“We usually try to find something to entertain the youth,” Johnson said. “Something they can do, a service to the community.”
Johnson said she got the idea when she saw one of the artist’s pieces while traveling in Miami.
“We needed a wall,” she said.
After exploring other locations in the city, she settled on The South Forty, next to the Mountain Bay Trail, and got permission from the owners, Jim and Patty Schweitzer, and the go-ahead from the city. Sherwin-Williams gave them a discount on the paint.