.

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. 

 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  on Broad Street, our extensive Norman Rockwell collection inside the 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,

Roy Reiman, owner of Grandhaven, has said the sculpture — which was privately paid for — .

Commissioners, including Village President John Hermes, said the  and was a traffic hazard.

Bren September 06, 2012 at 09:10 PM
Sigh.
Greendale Citizen September 07, 2012 at 11:49 AM
I agree with the Commissioners. But, I guess when someone like Mr. Reiman is giving the village money you do whatever to please him. Apparently, he does own Greendale.
Carole Jezek September 07, 2012 at 01:05 PM
This is a positive and warm touch for the Village of Greendale. Only the best of good wishes and congratulations should be given for upgrading and improving the quality of Broad Street. We can appreciate good will, forward spirit, and the dedication for continuing the good efforts of our thoughts and touches of growth and renewal of a little old village.
Carole Jezek September 07, 2012 at 01:05 PM
This is an unnecessary and sour comment.
Carol September 07, 2012 at 02:39 PM
I agree with Carole Jezek, we should all be thankful for Roy Reiman and what he's done for the Village. Without him, it would be a ghost town. The Norman Rockwell statue looks great & adds more class to our wonderful "bubble". Anyone who doesn't like it can stay out!!!
Bren September 07, 2012 at 06:52 PM
"Anyone who doesn't like it can stay out!!!" adds a welcoming touch, doesn't it? Perhaps that phrase should be added to the screamin' LED sign on Northway and Grange? ; ) Carole, Carol, clearly there are differing ideas about what constitutes good taste. I am not at all certain your views are in the majority, and point out that they counter professional opinions on the matter as evidenced by the opposing arguments presented by the Planning Commission and our village president. You are of course entitled to your own opinions.
Bill Mack September 07, 2012 at 07:50 PM
The village would be nothing without Roy Reimans behind the scenes efforts that most people don't know about. We are fortunate to have a self made humble man like Roy Reiman.
KJD September 08, 2012 at 09:26 PM
The sculpture is charming and so is our Village. Rob Reiman brought our Village back from death. I remember how it looked in the 1970's before it was transformed. Those newcomers claiming to know good taste may want to look at the "before" pictures.

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something