OPAL WHITELEY Photo provided
Opal Whiteley looms large in Cottage Grove - namely about 18 feet tall - smiling down from the newly restored mural in the Opal Whiteley Park on Main Street.
She is one of the area's most interesting and mysterious former inhabitants, and there is a birthday party planned in her honor Friday, Dec. 7, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Axe and Fiddle.
The Cottage Grove Public Library, Friends of the CG Public Library and the Axe and Fiddle are joining forces to celebrate . . .