7/1/17 – The Walldogs Mural Festival in downtown Beaver Dam is in the home stretch. The event will result in a total of 17 murals depicting the history of Beaver Dam. The people who call themselves Walldogs are just as diverse as the murals being painted. Sue Adams is from Kokomo, Indiana. She says her whole family paints and comprises four generations. Manfred Didier has been a Walldog since 2006, traveling from his home in Bavaria, Germany to the states to participate in the event. He is a three dimensional sign maker by trade and is part of the leader head movement. Didier says a friend told them about the Walldogs event and when they attended it they fell in love with it. Wade Lambrigtsen from Menominee, Wisconsin has been to five Walldog festivals and Beaver Dam was his first opportunity to be a project leader. He says he loves Beaver Dam because it reminds him of where he is from and that everyone who is participating has being treated very well. The Walldogs Mural Festival continues through Sunday. Residents are invited to a live auction scheduled for tonight at 7:30pm at the Watermark. Souvenirs and smaller-sized images will be for sale, and original art of all the murals will be auctioned.