Where in Carolina Country is This?
The April “Where Is This” photo by EnergyUnited member Kim Howell features the Community Barn Quilt Mural at the West Rowan Farm, Home and Garden Store on Highway 801 South in the small Bear Poplar community near Mt. Ulla (formerly Steele Feed and Seed). According to several readers, the 504-square-foot, 142-squares mural is part of the Rowan County Barn Quilt Trail. Artist Elsie Bennett drew the mural, and community members painted in the squares, with each square telling a personal story. It is said to be the largest community-created barn quilt mural in the nation. The winning entry chosen at random from all correct submissions came from Monique Eckerd of Boone, a Blue Ridge Energy member.