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Mural of Flint's history now complete

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(09/03/12) - An art project a year in the making is now complete.

More than 400 people, including hundreds of special needs students, have been working on a mural depicting Flint's history.

When we first met these students from Genesee Intermediate School District, they were months into a unique art project.

That project is a mural depicting Flint's history and the role of Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy.

Now after a year's work, and some 400 tiles, the mural is complete. It now hangs inside Diplomat.

The individual tiles made by the students were all placed together like a puzzle on a large framework built by Ernie Chesser.  Each section of the mural tells a story related to Flint and Diplomat.

Diplomat CEO Phil Hagerman says his father, who started the pharmacy, would be proud.

"It starts over here with Ideal Pharmacy, which was the original store that my father was part of, and it shows the roots and this is one of my dad's favorite sayings that he taught all of us: "Take good care of people and the rest will fall into place,'" Hagerman said.

While it was no easy task to get this mural in place, the hard work of these young kids will forever be remembered.

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