I was delighted to see the notice about our feature on the progress of the Chloe Clark memorial. I’d like to add a couple of things – one is that the feature shows the statue as it is right now and John Jewell explains what he’s doing; not to be missed.
The statue will be located at a prominent street corner on the grounds of DuPont’s Chloe Clark Elementary School and the Memorial will feature the larger than life, sculptured, bronze statue of Chloe Clark, the first school teacher to come to the Puget Sound Region. As an unmarried 22-year old, she arrived in 1840 at Fort Nisqually to open a school in the wilderness and went on to devote her life to the teaching profession. The Memorial further honors all women and men who followed Chloe Clark in the teaching profession, making significant contributions to the success of our Country and its citizens.
The Memorial has been designed and will be constructed as donations to the community. Volunteers have organized the Chloe Clark Memorial Committee to raise federal income tax deductible donations totaling $80,000 to provide the bronze items: statue, log cabin frame and plaques. All donations will be spent in Pierce County providing work for Pierce County jobs. No Committee member receives compensation.
Mail your tax deductible donation to: Chloe Clark Memorial Committee, P.O. Box 722, DuPont, WA 98327 or through the website at www.chloeclarkstatue.com. As required by IRS, receipts will given for donations of $250 or more. Please include your name and address for recognition at the 10 July 2009 dedication.
For more information, readers can also go to www.myhometowntv.info. Lastly, for those who have Comcast On Demand, My Home Town is available 24 hours a day and the Key Peninsula show with the Chloe Clark section will be shown for three months.
Keep up the great work!
My Home Town
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