• Centerpiece for Avon WWII park on display this weekend

    January 17, 2013 No comments

    After nearly three years, the centerpiece of Avon’s World War II Memorial Park is ready for display.

    In a story in the Hendricks County Flyer by Wade Coggeshall, he reports that the public may view it during an open house from noon to 2 p.m. Jan. 19 at Avon Town Hall, 6570 E. U.S. 36. Bill Wolfe, the statue’s sculptor, will also be on hand to discuss its creation and answer questions.

    The soldier statue is modeled after Brigadier Gen. Clyde “Chet” Wright, an Avon resident who served in the 139th Field Artillery Battalion, 38th Infantry Division, in WW II. Wright also is a member of the memorial committee.

    Wolfe used photos of Wright as a young man when creating the 6-foot, 300-pound statue. Committee members got to see it last week as it was cast in bronze by the Sincerus Bronze Art Center in Indianapolis.

    The statue is expected to be installed on a 5-foot, 16,000-pound granite base in the center of the memorial this spring. A dedication ceremony is being planned at the park, which is in the northwest corner of the Dan Jones Road and County Road 100 South roundabout.

    Officials also hope to add six service monument stones, each in front of their military service flag, along with entry features like columns or decorative lighting. The memorial committee is seeking $10,000 to complete the park. Donations may be made online at AvonsGreatest.org or via mail at Avon WW II Memorial Park Committee, c/o Town of Avon, Attn: Clerk/Treasurer, 6570 E. U.S. 36, Avon, IN 46123.

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