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Friday, February 28, 2020

General Thomas Statue Update, Donation Problems Solved

A model of the General George Thomas statue.
A nine-foot statue of the general will be installed at Tower Park.

By Robin Gee, city council beat editor

The city of Fort Thomas is moving ahead with plans for the statue of General George Henry Thomas that will be installed in Tower Park this coming fall.

The statue will be placed near the south side entrance to the park, and work will begin soon to develop a plaza and surrounding streetscape for the statue, according to Debbie Buckley, economic development director for the city and member of the statue committee.

The city faced some issues recently regarding donations for the statue. Donations large and small are welcome, said Buckley, but a "technical snafu" resulted in a return of some donations to donors. The issue has been fixed, she said, and she encouraged donations large and small for the statue. To donate, go to the General George H. Thomas Statue Fund.

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For more on General Thomas and his legacy, see the Fort Thomas History section of the city’s website.

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