Statue committee thanks its business donors

Apr 13, 2020

To the Editor: 

In twenty weeks, if all goes according to plan, Marion’s distinguished benefactor, Elizabeth Sprague Pitcher Taber will return to the town of her youth. Sculptor Erik Durant of New Bedford has been working diligently since July 2018 to craft this life-sized creation to send her to a foundry in Maine, where she will be cast in bronze. The tentative plan when she returns to Marion is for a town-wide ceremony on or near Elizabeth’s 229th birthday in late August. At this time the statue will be unveiled on her site at the Bicentennial Park Corner amidst welcoming citizens of Marion!

The Celebrate Elizabeth Taber Statue Committee has worked these past two years to raise the funds for the sculptor’s commission, for the site work, and for events and supplies to promote the project to avoid using town funds. Over 115 generous townsfolk have made donations to the statue, but particular recognition should be noted for Marion area businesses who have made gifts to help achieve the committee’s goal.

American Research & Management
Kinlin Grover Real Estate
Eastern Bank
Cape Cod Five Bank
Marion General Store
Eden Landscapes
Converse Company Real Estate
Saltonstall Architects
Sperry Sails
Mahoney's Building Supply
Burr Brothers Boats
Marion Antiques

Sippican Historical Society
Tabor Academy
Marion Book Discussion Group
Sippican Woman's Club
Marion Cultural Council

Heartfelt thanks to all donors!

The Celebrate Elizabeth Taber Statue Committee
(Judith Rosbe, chair; Betsy Fallon, fundraising chair; Tinker Saltonstall, publicity chair)