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JUNEAU - The Pioneers of Alaska Men's and Women's Igloo #6 presented $10,000 to the Whale Project, the community group which will place a life-sized humpback whale sculpture and fountain on Juneau's waterfront in recogniztion of the 50th anniversary of Alaska statehood. As envisioned by sculptor R.T. "Skip" Wallen, the bronze whale will be part of the Sea Walk and rise out of an infinity pool surrounded by a plaza.
Pioneers Igloo #6 contributes to whale project 112509 AE 6 Capital City Weekly JUNEAU - The Pioneers of Alaska Men's and Women's Igloo #6 presented $10,000 to the Whale Project, the community group which will place a life-sized humpback whale sculpture and fountain on Juneau's waterfront in recogniztion of the 50th anniversary of Alaska statehood. As envisioned by sculptor R.T. "Skip" Wallen, the bronze whale will be part of the Sea Walk and rise out of an infinity pool surrounded by a plaza.

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Fred Thorsteinson and Lorinda Kassner hand a $10,000 check from the Pioneers of Alaska Men's and Women's Igloo #6 to Laraine Derr, treasurer of the Whale Project.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Story last updated at 11/25/2009 - 12:04 pm

Pioneers Igloo #6 contributes to whale project

JUNEAU - The Pioneers of Alaska Men's and Women's Igloo #6 presented $10,000 to the Whale Project, the community group which will place a life-sized humpback whale sculpture and fountain on Juneau's waterfront in recogniztion of the 50th anniversary of Alaska statehood. As envisioned by sculptor R.T. "Skip" Wallen, the bronze whale will be part of the Sea Walk and rise out of an infinity pool surrounded by a plaza.

The public is invited to support the Whale Project with the "Buy A Brick" campaign. For more information, come to the Public Market that will be held Nov. 27-29 at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center, call 586-2787 or visit http://www.jahc.org/. The bricks will be a permanent tribute, similar to the tiles at the entrance to the Downtown Library.

For more information about the Whale Project, call 321-7558.


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