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Mobile, Ala. (October 27, 2006)
Contact: Bob Lowry, (251) 415-1358

Six New Sculptures Recognized, Donors Honored at USA Children's Park

 
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MOBILE - Six new sculptures were formally recognized and the donors honored Oct. 26 at the University of South Alabama Children’s Park at USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital.
"Quackers," by artist Mike Dwyer, was given in memory of Linda Barton Moore by her family and friends.
 
"So Much...So Little Time," by artist Mary Zimmerman, was given by friends and co-workers of Gilda Hodges in honor of her 30 years of dedicated service to the University of South Alabama.
"Springtime," by artist Cammie Lundeen, was given by Bo and Holly Colclough, and Law and Brandy Stuart in honor of their children and in appreciation of the staff at USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital.
“On Wings of Forever,” by artist Jo Saylors, was given by the Mobile chapter of the Compassionate Friends, an organization for parents who have lost a child.
 
“It’s a Good Life,” by artist W. Stanley Proctor, was given in memory of Kevin Hendon by his father, Jerry Hendon, and family.
 
“If I Could Fly,” by artist Gary Price, was given by the John W. Laidlaw Foundation; directors, Sally L. Green, William L. Green and Frank D. Brown.  This sculpture is located in the lobby of USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital.
 
With the addition of the new art, USA Children’s Park and USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital are home to some 50 donated pieces of bronze sculpture.  The sculpture park, located at the hospital’s Springhill Avenue entrance in midtown Mobile, is the only park of its kind in the region, celebrating children and family.  Resting on seven acres of rolling woodland, the park provides an area of quiet contemplation and momentary escape from worries and illness.
 
“With the support of the community and many talented artists, we have created a wonderful children’s sculpture park that reflects the spirit and optimism of our patients,” said USA President Gordon Moulton.  “Since USA Children’s Park opened, many have enjoyed the beauty of the sculptures and the quiet, peaceful setting it provides.  The park is a place of hope, not only for our young patients and their families, but the entire community.”
 
“We have always recognized the importance of environment in the healing process,” said Dr. Becky DeVillier, USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital administrator.  “USA Children’s Park has allowed us to extend our healing environment beyond the walls of the hospital.”
 

USA Children’s Park is open daily to the community for free, self-guided tours.  For more information on the park, call (251) 460-7032.  To view all the park’s sculptures or to learn more about the park, visit www.southalabama.edu/usacwh and click on USA Children’s Park.

 
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Date last changed: October 30, 2006 12:44 PM
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