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Award Winning Artist Paints Mural to Benefit Joliet Community Crusade

Dave and Betty Webster

Dave and Betty Webster

As Joliet Crusade for Christ moves into the third week of an interdenominational, city-wide Community Crusade, people near 1560 West Jefferson Street & Stryker will enjoy watching a five by nine foot contemporary picture progress each day, painted by award winning artist and muralist David Webster. Mr. Webster, a former advertising professional and commercially trained artist, and wife, a specialist in pencil sketches have created murals in businesses and homes, indoors and out, for fifteen years. The purpose of the Crusade mural is to attract passers-by to come and see what the Community Crusade is about. When the picture is completed, there will be a silent auction with the proceeds helping cover the costs of the Community Crusade and a gift to the Websters.

To bid on the mural, please visit by June 30th at 5:00 pm. For more information about artists, Dave and Betty Webster please visit their website at .

John King, founder of the Joliet Crusaders for Christ and a Joliet native, brings together talented people to create music and spiritual programs encouraging newcomers to find and participate in local church life. The Community Crusade’s day and evening programs throughout the month of June are casual and informal, a welcoming place for visitors who may not otherwise visit a formal church.

Services continue every weekday at noon and 7:00 pm with a different local pastor speaking every evening. Friday evenings at 6:00 pm is a barbecue. Everyone is invited to all programs, however there is is no nursery for babies. A full schedule and more information may be found at

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