It was the 164th birthday of Junction City, Kansas, and just a few days before…
First JC Statue Unveiled
What an exciting evening at the unveiling of the first “JC” statue. There will be ten statues strategically placed throughout downtown and each one will be a chapter in the story of Junction City.
Junction City is a uniquely American experience and we our immensely proud of our veterans. The statue is located in Heritage Park.
Thank you, Mindy Allen, for the beautiful mural; Baskin Robbins for the ice cream that helped keep everyone cool; City of Junction City for sponsoring the statue; JC Public Works for the construction of the base; Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission and National Endowment for the Arts for the grants to fund the muralists; past Interim Director Jerry Lonergan for applying for the grant and connecting JC Main Street with the K-State Salina campus Engineering Dept; Doug Zerr, Director/Professor of the K-State Salina Engineering Dept and Director of the K-State Salina Composite Club for constructing the statue and delivering it; Theresa Bramlage, LTG (RET) Perry Wiggins, Phyllis Fitzgerald, Craig Bender, and all the members of the Statue/Mascot Team and Jade White, Amber Serrano, and all the members of the Junction City Main Street Design Committee for the brainstorming and final design selection of Trish Giordano’s “JC”; and Madison Redmond, senior at K-State Salina studying Aviation Maintenance Technology, for creating the JC statue with support of Doug Zerr; and Junction City main Street Executive Director, Michaela Joyce, and the entire Board of Directors for bringing the statue to completion.
As a side note, the base is not completed. Coming soon will be the limestone facade, lights, and recognition plaque.
Head to the Oktoberfest on September 30 for the unveiling of statue #2.