More than 100 people turned out Sept. 11 to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Morro Bay’s founding, and for the unveiling of a commemorative collectible jigsaw puzzle, based on a painting by renowned painter folk artist and puzzle maker, by Eric Dowdle. The event was sponsored by Morro Bay Beautiful and the City and featured cake, the puzzle, and a performance by the White Caps Band.
Dozens of the puzzles were sold that day, autographed by Dowdle who also presented the City with an over-sized copy of the 500-piece puzzle as a keepsake of the occasion. Morro Bay Beautiful’s Ann Reisner and husband Ron spearheaded the project, which is a fundraiser for the organization. If readers missed out on the event they can buy the puzzles locally at several local businesses — Giovanni’s Fish market, Dutchman’s Seafood House, The Shell Shop. Morro Bay Oyster Co., The Hungry Fisherman, and The Inn at Rose’s Landing. They will also be available online from The Dowdle Folk Art Company (see: dowdlefolkart.com). Check out a video by Dowdle about Morro Bay Beautiful at fb.watch/80UAHNw63d.
Photos by Dean Sullivan