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DEDICATION CEREMONY FOR ROSCOE THE ROOSTER STATUE TO BE HELD IN TAKOMA PARK, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8TH
“He made us smile and brightened our days.” Roscoe’s Inscription Plaque"
The beautiful memorial statue of Roscoe the rooster, beloved and protected for ten years by residents of Takoma Park, Maryland, until his death in 1999, will be formally presented to the community on October 8 at the Town Clock at 11:00 AM. The statue was created by Takoma Park artist Normon Greene to celebrate Roscoe’s life and the love he inspired in people. When Roscoe died, the community held a funeral service for him and decided that his legacy and spirit should be permanently embodied in keeping with the spirit of Takoma Park.
United Poultry Concerns president Karen Davis served on the Roscoe Memorial Executive Committee that selected Normon Green’s submission over all others. She will join prominent Takoma Park citizens and the artist in giving a short talk about Roscoe, whose career she followed in The Takoma Voice and The Washington Post for a decade. When one or two sourballs wanted to put out a bounty on Roscoe because he crowed at dawn, Takoma Park residents hid Roscoe until the coast was clear. Now he is permanently enshrined in the center of town.
Please join us at the Takoma Park Town Clock on Sunday at 11 AM to pay tribute to Roscoe and hear all the wonderful things people felt about this wonderful bird.