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Village of Celoron
The Board of Trustees of the Village of Celoron, NY authorized an agreement with Carolyn Palmer of Montgomery, NY to create a new bronze statue of Lucille Ball for Lucille Ball Memorial Park on the shores of Chautauqua Lake. Mayor Schrecengost commented, “The Village of Celoron is very grateful to Ernie Boch, Jr. and other donors who have made it possible for the Village to honor the memory of Lucille Ball in this way.”
Mayor Scott Schrecengost established a committee comprised of local artists, a representative of the National Comedy Center and a Village resident to review the correspondence received from sculptors who were interested in creating a new statue. At a special meeting held on September 28, 2015, the Board of Trustees reviewed the recommendation of the committee and voted unanimously to contract with Carolyn Palmer. The Village and Ms. Palmer are anticipating an August 6, 2016 unveiling of the new statue.
Ms. Palmer said, “Thank you for giving me this great honor. I’m truly humbled and looking forward to capturing the beauty and charm of our beloved Lucille Ball “