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For Immediate Release:
Aug 3, 2012
For More Information Contact:
Karin Wolf, Arts Program Administrator
Barbara Arnold, Committee Co-Chair
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Statue of Liberty Rededication Celebration
The Statue of Liberty Restoration Committee invites all to join them in celebration of the rededication of the Statue of Liberty Replica in Warner Park. Come honor Lady Liberty, celebrate her successful restoration and thank those who helped in the September 2009-August 2012 community project.
WHEN: Sunday, August 12, 2012 at 9:00am
WHERE: Statue of Liberty Honor Court between the Warner Park Community Recreation Center (Sherman Avenue and Northport Drive) and the Warner Park Shelter overlooking the parks lagoon.*
KEY SPEAKERS: Mayor Paul Soglin, and Madison Poet Laureate Sarah Busse.
Those interested in supporting the effort can make a tax-deductible contribution to an endowment fund for the statue's perpetual care by sending a check with "Statue of Liberty Restoration Fund" on the memo line to: Madison Community Foundation, P.O Box 5010, Madison, WI 53705-0010. Or donate online at www.madisoncommunityfoundation.org. Click on "GIVE" then "GIVE NOW." Enter "statue" in the box to find the fund.
MAC is committed to strengthen the integration of public art in Madison's on-going city-building and attends to both the long term stewardship of historic works as well as commissioning sustainably designed new works.
* The celebration coincides with the Northside Ride-the-Drive Event and surrounding roads will be closed to traffic much of the day. If arriving via car, please enter Warner Park at the Northport Drive entrance. Please also bring a print out of this press release (or be able to show it on your smart phone) to show that you are attending the ceremony. The committee asks that attendees depart following the ceremony to allow more room for the festivities. There will be ample parking around the park, but no cars will be allowed to enter or park from 10:00am - 3:00pm.
Contact: Barbara Arnold, 608-334-6055 or firstname.lastname@example.org