Immortalizing Kenosha Legend Al Molinaro
"I am starting a fundraiser to erect a bronze statue of the late T.V. star Al Molinaro in front of the The Port of Kenosha Beverage House! Al was born and raised in the Columbus Park area of Kenosha, Wisconsin. As a native Kenoshan myself, I believe a statue likeness of him is long over due. All extra fundraising profit will go to insurance, maintenance of the statue etc.
After getting the okay from the city, I personally spoke to Al's widow, Betty Molinaro - such a nice person! She said Al would've been honored and whole-heartedly gave me the green light to start the project.
Local artist Bee Krueger from BKayartsworks and UW Whitewater fine arts alum, will be in charge of commissioning the statue. They are eager to get started and confident they'll do the likeness justice.
The cost for the statue isn't inexpensive though - I need to raise $65,000, and need all the financial help I can get. Any contributions large or small are most welcome and appreciated.
Let's Make this Happen!"
Craig (owner of The Port)