Public Arts Contributes to 'A Tribute To Tradition'

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From left to right: Statue Committe Treasurer Larry Grooms, Artist Jerry Smiley, Statue Committee Chair Greg Luhman, SPAC Chair Edre Maier, Vice Chair Kim Love and Fire Chief Terry Lenhart. (Photo by Ron Richter)
From left to right: Statue Committe Treasurer Larry Grooms, Artist Jerry Smiley, Statue Committee Chair Greg Luhman, SPAC Chair Edre Maier, Vice Chair Kim Love and Fire Chief Terry Lenhart. (Photo by Ron Richter)
(Photo by Ron Richter)
(Photo by Ron Richter)
(Photo by Ron Richter)
(Photo by Ron Richter)

In March of 2012, firefighters with Sheridan Fire-Rescue began raising funds to commission a life-sized bronze sculpture of Captain Ed Green, who was a member of the Sheridan Fire Department for almost three decades. Friday, representatives with the Sheridan Public Arts Committee contributed $4,000 to the Statue Committee to help the firefighters in their goal of acquiring “A Tribute To Tradition” by local artist Jerry Smiley.

Sheridan Fire-Rescue Captain and Chairman of the Statue Committee Greg Luhman talks about the bronze depicting Captain Ed Green.

Luhman says that there are a couple of other pieces that they are working on as well.

The firefighters have raised a little over half of the needed $50,000 to complete the project. Luhman said that there are informational fliers at Red Velvet and Sheridan Stationary Books and Gallery in Sheridan that have information on how you can help with the project. He added that people can also contribute to the project by stopping by the Fire Department at 212 East Works Street or by contacting him personally at 307-751-8588.

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