|Johnson 4th-graders present a check in the amount of $536.85 to Make-A-Wish Foundation representative Rebecca Dykstra.|
Johnson Elementary 4th-grade students raised $1,073.70 with their annual Kentucky history wax museum project. Money collected through donations received during the wax museum presentations were split between the George H. Thomas statue fund and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
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"We're going to finally honor our namesake in a very public way," he said.
Originally, there were hopes to have the statue completed by July of 2017, but he said that the creation is about a two and a half year process. The sculpture is being created by Matt Langford, a passionate local artist who has researched General Thomas thoroughly and who has created other works.
Johnson 4th-graders present a check in the amount of $536.85 to Fort Thomas 150th Celebration committee representatives Debbie Buckley and Bob Heil. The committee is heading the George H. Thomas statue fund.
Heil asked Council if they would be willing to put up the first $10,000 for the statue.