Encounter Center to host ‘Celebrating Community Project’ program

Encounter Center to host ‘Celebrating Community Project’ program

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SIOUX CITY | The virtue of serving others will be at the heart of the “Celebrating Community Project” program at 2 p.m. June 8 at the Betty Strong Encounter Center, 900 Larsen Park Road.

The free program will illuminate the blossoming “Celebrating Community Project” which will create an outdoor gallery of gratitude for the contributions of 13 members of the Siouxland community. Siouxland sculptor Mark Avery will present an illustrated overview of the project.

Mounted on pedestals, 13 bronze busts created by Avery will be installed along the east side of Nebraska Street between Fifth and Sixth streets in front of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Transportation Center. A plaque will explain why each person is honored; a barcode will connect observers to the story of each honoree.

The selection process is under way for 13 honorees for their service to: African-Americans; Hispanic/Latino Americans; Jewish Americans; Native/Indigenous Americans; Asian Americans; elderly people; women; children; homeless people; veterans; disabled Americans; victims of domestic violence; and people recovering from addictions/substance abuse.

Four honorees have been announced: Sgt. John Rice, representing veterans; Beulah Webb, representing elderly people; Rabbi Albert Gordon, representing Jewish Americans; and Marilyn Murphy, representing women.

Call 712-224-5242 for more information.

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