In early 2015 a task force committee was formed to engage the community in organizing and establishing events that would recognize the City of Victoria 100th anniversary. Two residents of Victoria, Randy Miller, President of the Victoria Business Association and Deb Zeller, a Victoria Artist, had a vision for a community sculpture that would represent “The City of Lakes and Parks” and showcase a sense of community. You can see a model of the sculpture in the lobby of the City Offices and a picture of the sculpture is at the top of the page.
Artist and sculptor Deb Zeller has donated her time in designing our Centennial Sculpture. We have been very fortunate to have raised significant in-kind giving from local vendors and supporters who have donated their time and contributions in helping this project become a reality. The remaining amount that needs to be raised is $7,000.00. The expense lies in the material, welding, powder coating, footings, foundation, construction costs and transportation. The finished sculpture is projected to be approximately 8’ feet by 5’ and constructed of steel. Donations are now being sought to help insure the sculpture will become a permanent reality in the City’s new Bayfront Park Plaza located in downtown Victoria parallel to Stieger Lake Lane and the Regional Trail.
Your contributions will help create a valuable community-wide resource that will provide pleasure to generations for many years to come. Please join us as we “pull together” on this community landmark effort. Please consider making a donation.
HOW TO MAKE A DONATION
Donations for the Centennial Community Sculpture can be made directly to the City of Victoria and will be deposited into the City’s account, which means that your donation may be 100% tax deductible*. All donations received will go directly to the Centennial Community Sculpture. The Victoria Centennial Community Sculpture will be dedicated to the City of Victoria in the Spring of 2016 for our entire Community to enjoy.
Your contribution will be recognized by the City of Victoria and the Victoria Business Association. A Centennial Community Sculpture bronze plaque of all contributors will be displayed on the base of the sculpture and at the City Offices.
To make a donation or for more information, please contact the following: Kelly Grinnell, Finance Director, City of Victoria at 952-443-4217, Randy Miller, Victoria Business Association President and Community Sculpture Coordinator at 612-554-7942, or simply complete the attached form and return to the address below.
*Charitable contributions to governmental units are tax-deductible under section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code if made for a public purpose. Please consult your tax advisor for a determination.