Avalon, Blavat each kick in $5K to help find new home for South Philly mural
Frankie Avalon is coming to the rescue of a crumbling mural of famous south Philadelphia musicians.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports officials learned Wednesday that the crooner and movie star kicked in $5,000 to help find the mural a new home.
Jane Golden, the founder and chief of the city’s Mural Arts Program, says the donation is on top of $5,000 longtime disc jockey Jerry Blavat committed earlier this week.
Golden says they need about $80,000 for the project.
Avalon and Blavat are among seven south Philadelphia natives whose images have been deteriorating in a decade-old mural of singers and public figures who found fame during the 1950s and 60s.
Officials plan to unveil the replacement mural in about a year.
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