It was the 164th birthday of Junction City, Kansas, and just a few days before…
9th Street District JC Statue
Following the January 16 Martin Luther King (MLK) Celebration in the CL Hoover Opera House, the annual march led to the unveiling of JC Statue #4 at the corner of 9th and Washington Streets. Academy Award winner for film making, Professor Kevin Willmott, provided the historical information to his son, William Willmott, who was the muralist.
Thank you to the many people and organizations who helped to make this happen:
National Endowment for the Arts
Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission
Kansas State University Salina Mechanical Engineering
The Willmott Family
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
The Elliott and Barbara Smith Family
Black History Trail of Geary County
City of Junction City
Tracy Contreras – C’s Construction
Martin Luther King Committee
Junction City Main Street
Cheri Olsen – photographer
As with so many of the downtown events, there are many people involved with revitalization projects such as the JC Statues, our Love Notes to such a great community.
Be sure to SAVE THE DATE for JC Statue #5 unveiling on Thursday, February 9, at 4:00 PM, at 8th and Washington Streets in front of Central National Bank.