Edmonds Veterans Plaza K-9 Statue

$725 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 8 people in 10 months
Diane Buckshnis  EDMONDS, WA
The City of Edmonds' off-leash area steward group known as O.L.A.E. for Off-Leash Area Edmonds ( www.olae.org) is excited to announce we are seeking funding for a K-9 Statue at the Edmonds Veterans’ Plaza ( http://edmondsveteransplaza.com/).

 To date, there are only a few Cities and States that have recognize the War Dogs (K-9) in their Veterans’ Plazas and this memorial will honor dogs that have helped our Military and/or died while in service.   

O.L.A.E. is pleased to report that we will be working with Master Sculpture Lena Toritch to create our K-9 War Dog sculpture ( http://lenatoritch.com/) and  http://www.veteransmemorialstatues.com/).  

 As Ms. Toritch's Veterans’ Memorial Statues website indicates: “Master Sculptor Lena Toritch creates bronze Veterans Memorial Statues that honor the bravery and personal sacrifice of our American Military."  "These custom military memorial statues are portraits of real soldiers and their K-9 partners who served with honor and distinction. The SOF K-9 memorials pay tribute to a unique breed of military dog. Ms. Toritch has created several life sized, bronze statues of military dogs including a Belgian Malinois dressed in full combat gear (face pictured on site).”

 O.L.A.E. became a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in August 2005, to fulfill our mission to educate park users, steward and fund-raise to maintain the off-leash dog area in Edmonds and be a loyal voice in the community for dogs.  The small group of volunteers work closely with the City of Edmonds Park and Recreation Department and during the past 11 years, with tons of yard debris being removed to bring the park to the pristine gem that it is today.  The group has sponsored seven Eagle Scout Projects and has a very popular agility course and a small dog area.  Each year, O.L.A.E. donates over 500 pounds of dog food to the local food bank and in 2013 provided $2,000 to the new City of Edmonds’ K-9 Police Officer.  

Funds will be used immediately and this is our final fund-raising push to help us reach our goal.   


 

 
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Update 7
Posted by Diane Buckshnis
6 months ago
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Our 12th Annual Halloween Howl is October 15th from 11 to 2pm with costume judging at 1pm. Visit our website www.olae.org for more details! Woof!
Best in Show 2015!
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Update 6
Posted by Diane Buckshnis
6 months ago
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Our Halloween Howl is set up for October 15, 2016! We hope to see you there at the dog park! Judging is at 1 PM. Festivities start at 11 AM.
K-9 statue from Ms. Tortich
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Update 5
Posted by Diane Buckshnis
9 months ago
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Master Sculptor Lena Tortich provided this drawing for our K-9 statue.
2016 Tortich K-9 drawing rendition
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Update 4
Posted by Diane Buckshnis
9 months ago
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Woof,

Please help spread the word about O.L.A.E. K-9 statue campaign to other potential supporters, thank you! If you haven’t, please consider forwarding my campaign link to others and sharing my campaign with your friends on Facebook.

Here’s the link to the campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/29zf2n8

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$725 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 8 people in 10 months
Created June 17, 2016
Diane Buckshnis  
KG
$50
Kona and his humans Dave & Ellen Govan
10 months ago
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Many thanks to the K-9 soldiers and their human handlers---our freedom is priceless.

KM
$25
Kathe Matrone
6 months ago
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RG
$200
Richard B Glassburn
7 months ago
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1
$200
Anonymous
9 months ago
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BF
$50
Bode and Herman Freeman
9 months ago
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Bode and Herman love the park! This will be a great memorial.

$50
Anonymous
9 months ago
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CA
$100
Carol & John Austenfeld
10 months ago
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such a great idea - it will be truly wonderful when complete

$50
Anonymous
10 months ago
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