Norman Rockwell Sculpture Dedication on Saturday
The dedication ceremony for the new sculpture of the famous American illustrator and painter will take place Saturday morning, and be followed by live music and the open market.
A dedication ceremony will be held Saturday morning for the newly-erected Norman Rockwell sculpture in the Village Center.
Local resident Dave Bruno will, in a light-hearted way, portray Mr. Rockwell, said Anne Marie Pierce of Grandhaven.
"As Norman he will say a few words and we will then unveil the statue and introduce Norman, in statue form, to all in attendance," Pierce said.
The ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.
"Plan to stick around to enjoy live music, the Greendale Farmers Market on Broad Street, our extensive Norman Rockwell collection inside theGreendale Visitors Center and the many fine offerings of our Village Center Merchants," Pierce said.
The sculpture of the 20th century illustrator, located on the southeast corner of Broad Street and Northway, was approved by the Greendale Village Board despite the Planning Commission’s rejection of it.
Roy Reiman, owner of Grandhaven, has said the sculpture — which was privately paid for — has the potential to attract more visitors to the Village Center.
Commissioners, including Village President John Hermes, said the sculpture lacked a historical connection with Greendale and was a traffic hazard.