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A fourth display in the trail of “Wings of the West” has people flocking to Cassadaga. DeLand artist Erica Group unveiled her latest installment of the collection Aug. 11 at Cassadaga’s “In Touch with Spirit Gala Day.”

Group, who created the much-publicized DeLand Wings mural in what is now Persimmon Lane in Downtown DeLand, was hired by the West Volusia Tourism Advertising Authority to create and produce four more sets of wings at various locations around the west side of the county.

Group’s new set in Cassadaga is life-size fairy wings at the end of the fairy trail on Chauncey Street.

Georgia Turner, executive director of the WVTAA, said the new wings have driven visitors to all parts of West Volusia.

“We know they are very popular,” she said. “Erica is a very talented artist, and her new wings have sparked a surge in tourism numbers for West Volusia. Thousands of people have been photographed in front of the original wings, and now they have other sets of wings to add to their collection.”

Other wing locations in addition to the original alley mural are the biplane wings at Skydive DeLand and the peacock wings at Barberville Pioneer Settlement. The next set will be scrub-jay wings at Lyonia Preserve in Deltona.


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