Friday, September 18, 2009

Here's the statue

Here's a photo of the $60,000 statue in Hickory. This is the caption that ran with the photo when it was published in the O-R: Frank Hnat pulls away a sheet covering a statue next to the Mt. Pleasant Township Volunteer Fire Department on Route 50 in Hickory. The sculpture of a farmer and his calf will be officially unveiled during a 10 a.m. ceremony Saturday. Hnat, of Mt. Pleasant, designed the statue and artist Alan Cottrill, formerly of Washington County, sculpted it. "It's a dedication to the farmers of the area ... to honor those people and do something a little more spectacular," Hnat said Thursday. Crews last week installed the $60,000 statue, which was financed through private donations and is part of the Hickory revitalization project, Hnat said.


Blogger PRIguy said...

In this picture, it looks like he's carrying a big dog, not a calf. Either way, I don't see $60,000 worth of "art" here.

September 18, 2009 at 2:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Until you can make a bronze, life size statue of a farmer holding an animal please don't say the price is too high. Blame the people who commissioned The sculpture but don't blame the artist for filling the order.

I agree that's a lot of money that could have been better spent helpIng the hungry and needy In the area.

September 18, 2009 at 5:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Helping the needy and hungry?
That is the governments job, not the church or local townspeople.
Come on.

September 21, 2009 at 9:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While you believe the money was misspent, at least give them credit for raising it privately from people who (presumably) knew what the money was for and agreed to it, instead of using taxpayer funds, as so many other groups do.

And, 9:55 Anon: It is all of our jobs to held those less fortunate. If we were all a little more generous, then we might find that there are a great deal fewer people asking for government handouts.

September 21, 2009 at 1:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess we might call this a "statue of limitations."

September 22, 2009 at 3:59 PM  

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