Tuesday, May 14, 2013

September date for Berwanger/Dalzell dedication

Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, will be a special day.

That's when Dubuque Community School District and district foundation officials will dedicate the statue of Jay Berwanger and the commemorative wall honoring Berwanger and his high school coach, Wilbur Dalzell, at the newly rebuilt Dalzell Field.

The statue is being created by Arizona artist Vala Ola. I've seen the model, and I'm impressed.

So too with the memorial wall, designed by the school district's Tricia Pitz.

Details on the event are being finalized, but the early plan is for an afternoon ceremony.