Library thanks Roads & Bridges
To the Editor:
On behalf of the Morgan County Library Board, Manager Miriam Baker, and me, I want to thank Gregg Pennington, Wade Anderson, Ernest Smith and Justin Smith of Morgan County Roads and Bridges for doing a fantastic job of paving around the Traveling Musicians statue on the site of the Morgan County Library. This historic sculpture by Elbert Weinberg was a gift from Lenox Square. We moved it courtesy of donations from the Conrads Family Foundation and the Elbert Weinberg Foundation.
A new plaque telling the history of the sculptures has been affixed to the building. We invite your readers to come by and learn about the Critters, the Traveling Musicians, and Uncle Remus.
Thanks go to Commission Chair Ellen Warren and County Manager Michael Lamar for their cooperation on this project. They may soon tire of me and stop returning my phone calls. I just hope not too soon.
The Magnolia Garden Club and the City of Madison are also planning to enhance the Laughin’ Place Park.
The front of the library will be “beautified” by the Boxwood Garden Club with the generous assistance of Lowe’s Heroes.
Gregg and his crew will soon be placing engraved pavers with book titles and donors’ names in the park area. Yes, this is a shameless pitch for donors–not for raising funds–just to have community participation. Call 706-342-1206 for details.
However, the first engraved brick to be laid will feature a book title with “Morgan County Roads & Bridges Crew” engraved thereon.
Steve W. Schaefer
Former (and presently) Interim Director, Uncle Remus Regional Library System
Printed in the November 1 2012 edition.