Lufkin family adds chalk art to cover up graffiti in park

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Graffiti throughout the Azalea Trail is an ongoing issue in Lufkin.

A family decided they wanted to cover up the graffiti with chalk art.

Saturday they started their project by drawing encouraging words and games.

"I saw people playing on hopscotch that people drew for them on a Facebook video, Dillon Young said."

Young said a random person drew hopscotch on sidewalks to give people something to do while walking.

Young and his sister Emily, were inspired to bring the same idea to the Azalea Trail.

"We also need to get people top exercise, but in a fun way, Young said. "We decided to draw hopscotch and do a little activities on the corners."

Allen Young, Dillon's father, said they are also targeting the graffiti in the park.

"If there's graffiti anywhere we will cover over it with chalk," Young said. "We're doing out best to keep it out of here and if we see it we'll clean it."

The family plans to cover the entire 1.9 mile trail with chalk art.

If you would like to help them with this project email Allen Young at raidersay911@gmail.com.

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