A Gift Sparks Lifesize Bronze Fundraiser
Pamela Harr of Bridger Bronze has a vision for Glendive’s downtown. She would like to leave a legacy of bronze life-size statues in Glendive as a great way to beautify Glendive. Pamela has contacted Greater Glendive Community Foundation to help with this beautification and legacy project.
Greater Glendive Community Foundation is excited about Bridger Bronze's offer of artistic design for a monument in downtown Glendive. GGCF is raising funds for the foundry fees for the life-size bronze called "Born to Hunt" depicting a young boy wearing a John Deere cap teaching his Labrador to retrieve. The statue will be in Glendive's new City Parking Lot on 100 N Merrill Avenue. Get the press release here.
The community foundation received $5200 in memorials for Ty Milne, former president of the community foundation, which will go toward the $35,000 needed for foundry fees and installation of the bronze. Ty Milne’s children helped design the "Born to Hunt" statue.
Bridger Bronze will make a limited edition of 200 miniature bronzes 6 3/4" x 9 1/2 x 4" on a black walnut base, priced at $995, the standard price. During 2017, Pam will donated 60% of all sales of this sculpture to funding of the enlargement, sculpting, casting bronze and installation of the life-sized sculpture. Bronzes can be ordered by downloading our order form, calling 406-939-2686, by emailing us at email@example.com, mailing to Box 1122, Glendive, MT 59330, or by contacting Pamela Harr at Bridger Bronze at 687-3743. Allow six to eight weeks for delivery. Thanks for your support.
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