During the first 15 days of a fund-raising campaign, 28 citizens have contributed $13,940 to professionally restore, pack and relocate Gifford Proctor’s Valley Forge Washington sculpture to a permanent location in the Clune Center lobby.
”We have now received funds that represent 80% of our goal and we are continuing to campaign for additional contributions to close the remaining funding gap,” First Selectman Bill Brennan said in a press release. “I am very confident that we will reach our objective, as the generous and supportive citizens of Wilton recognize that this project represen a unique opportunity to ‘save’ an historic piece of sculpture that was skillfully crafted in Wilton over a period of 30 years by a nationally recognized sculptor and local citizen.”
All contributions are welcome, but leadership contributors of $500 or more will be recognized on a permanent bronze plaque at the display site. Tax-deductible contributions should be made payable to the Town of Wilton and sent to the attention of J. Rochester, Wilton Town Hall, 238 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897.