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Reagan statue donations sought

Ted McElhiney (left), a sculptor and artist, visited Sept. 13 at Reagan Park in Tampico to check out the final fit for a statue of Ronald Reagan as a boy. Photo submitted by Shirley Lester.
Ted McElhiney (left), a sculptor and artist, visited Sept. 13 at Reagan Park in Tampico to check out the final fit for a statue of Ronald Reagan as a boy. Photo submitted by Shirley Lester.

TAMPICO – Organizers are seeking $18,000 in donations to complete a bronze statue of Ronald Reagan as a boy, to be placed on a cannon in Reagan Park.

Bricks are available for $100, and granite pavers for $1,000, to create a walkway to the Reagan statue. Brick and paver purchase forms are available at the Reagan Birthplace, 111 S. Main St., or by calling Shirley Lester at 815-499-4770.

Donations can be made out to Tampico Historical Society for Reagan fundraiser, and mailed to Tampico Historical Society, Box 154, 119 Main St., Tampico, IL 61283.

Call Lester at 815-499-4770 or Joan Johnson at 815-622-8705 for more information.

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