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Save the Blue Loop

$4,970 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 72 people in 4 months
Robert Park is an artist in Bath Michigan. He has a degree in fine art from Michigan State and has shown his work in the Lansing area. His outdoor art work called "The Blue Loop" has been deemed junk by the township and he was ordered to remove it. On October 31, 2018 he had his day in court and lost. He was fined a total of $300 by the court and his lawyer Bill Metros who worked pro bono has incurred expenses of $400 representing him. The judge was extremely sympathetic, but there were problems. The original complainer rescinded their complaint, however, the township continued with a trial. There have been several articles in the Lansing State Journal, Bath Dewitt Review, and The Lansing City Pulse.  Art is Robert's life. I was at the trial and he was almost in tears when the judge made his ruling. We are trying to raise money so that he can appeal and keep his prized art work. 

By the way, Bob is truly a starving artist. He currently does not have internet at his house, so I have been printing out your comments and donations and bringing them to his house so he can see them. He gives his most sincere thanks to all of you for your support.

 Want a yard sign, button, or Blue Duck? Pick one up at the Eggleston Gallery  & Studio, 14035 Webster Rd. Bath, MI. 

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Why a blue duck?
The Blue Duck has become our symbol of the Township's ridiculous ordnance. That is because the court ruled that only the one blue duck can remain. It is the only part of the Blue Loop that is legal on Robert Parks property.  The rest has been ordered removed.

Here are some more pictures from the Blue Loop
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Here are a few pictures of work near the Blue Loop. 
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This is the artist's house, it and one blue duck are all that can remain.
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I just donated another $250. I know it's Christmas, but don't you all have just a little bit more you can put in? Yes, I am challenging you.

And PLEASE tell all your friends, share on Facebook or in email.

An appeal has been filed in court and the township is still hanging on. They are talking about conceding but only talking. Legal bills are coming in. The appeal lawyer has been paid $1,300 so far and more charges are expected. We just got a bill for out of pocket charges for $797.82. We have put up over 100 yard signs, high quality ones that survive snow and they are not cheap. Rubber Ducks are everywhere. Robert has paid $300 in fines.

I am taking nothing, since I think this is as good a cause as there ever was. Freedom is not free. I guarantee that 100% of all donations are going directly to Robert Park or to his expenses after Go Fund Me takes 3.5% and that's it. Not many charities can say that.
Tom DelGiorno
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Yesterday, Monday, 11/5/18 about 20 people spoke at the Bath Township board meeting. Everyone was in favor of art, no one except 1/2 the board members were against. We have got to keep fighting, they just aren't getting it. I heard estimates that legal fees might run $30,000 or more.

Tom DelGiorno
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Robert Park is going to appeal. We will need lots more money to do that.
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