For the 2nd year in a row, the 23-foot high, 15-foot wide, 15-foot long, 260-pound “Sunny” is floating in the Saugatuck River. It’s a very visible (and quite yellow) reminder of the Sunrise Rotary Club’s upcoming Great Duck Race (this Saturday, June 3 — click here for details).
Things are less ducky north of the border.
The BBC reports that another version of the duck — twice as tall as Westport’s will float in Toronto’s waterfront, for a festival celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday. It then travels across the province, for an “Ontario 150” tour.
The duck in Toronto.
The provincial government is picking up some of the tab. But Progressive Conservative officials have called it “an absolute cluster duck” and “quack economics.”
This morning’s “06880” story — about Miggs Burroughs’ “Signs of Compassion” photo project — noted that it’s the last exhibit in the Westport Library’s Great Hall before their transformation project begins.
The library will remain open during the renovation. But preparations are already underway.
Art throughout the building is being packed up and stored.
Next Friday, it’s Morris Jesup’s turn.
The iconic bust of the library’s founding patron will head to Town Hall, where he will chill out for the transformation duration.
From left: Carole Erger-Fass, Christine Timmons, Judy Auber Jahnel, Morris Jesup and Kathie Motes Bennewitz. (Photo/Lynn U. Miller)
Before he goes, the library invites fans to come by, and take your photo with the old guy. In the photo above, library staffers and town arts curator Kathie Motes Bennewitz show how it’s done.
Photos can be shared on social media. Use the hashtag #Moving Morris.
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