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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
Jerry Lonergan
The Willmott Family
Hoover-Koken Foundation
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
The Elliott and Barbara Smith Family
Black History Trail of Geary County
City of Junction City
Geary County
Tracy Contreras – C’s Construction
Richard Carr
Dave Stover
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.

 

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