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L. A. wants to jazz up turtles

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

June 25, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Have you noticed the turtles in downtown Albany aren't quite as colorful as they once were? 

Leadership Albany members want to change that. They asked the Albany Tomorrow board to allow them to take over management of the turtles.

It's part of this year's class project. They want to get new turtle sponsorships and repaint turtles that aren't as pristine as they once were. 

"We just felt like if we could get the excitement back to downtown by sprucing up the turtles a little bit, which caused some excitement five to six years ago, and they would be something good to do," says Churck Darsey of Leadership Albany. "We can in our little way bring some excitement back to Albany."

Leadership Albany hopes to get local artists to agree to paint the turtles.

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