Wildlife Sculpture to be dedicated at Ludington State Park

May 26, 2014

HAMLIN TWP. — The Ludington/Mason County Cultural Economic Development Task Force, in partnership with Ludington State Park, will be celebrating the installation of a new addition to the Mason County Sculpture Trail with a sculpture dedication ceremony taking place at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 31 at Ludington State Park.

The sculpture, named “Community Cooperative”, celebrates the wildlife and natural resources that are viewed by visitors to the park and public lands of Mason County.  “Community Cooperative” is the creation of sculptor Colette Pitcher of Greeley, Colorado and is a gift of John J. Helstrom, formerly of Muskegon.

The Mason County Sculpture Trail was launched in 2012 and includes the sculpture gallery at Ludington’s Waterfront Park and recently installed sculptures at the Ludington Public Library and Mason County Fairgrounds.  The Task Force is partnering with local community representatives to expand the trail throughout Mason County.  The installation of “Community Cooperative” in Ludington State Park is the result of one such partnership.

“The Task Force highly values its partnership with the Ludington State Park and having this ‘Queen’ of the State Park system on our trail is a great asset toward building a destination attraction,” said Bill Anderson, Task Force chairman.

The dedication of “Community Cooperative” will take place alongside the sculpture, which is located across from the park office.  The ceremony will feature artist Colette Pitcher, and task force and Department of Natural Resources officials.  A State Park Recreation Passport will be required for entry.


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