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Local business, WHTC and The Van partnering for unique sculpture event

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Eddie Walker of KLW Recycling stands near scrap metal removed from the Park Theatre of downtown Holland. KLW and Park Theatre have organized a sculpture build with the removed materials. Sculptures will be auctioned off to benefit ongoing renovations at the Park Theatre.
Eddie Walker of KLW Recycling stands near scrap metal removed from the Park Theatre of downtown Holland. KLW and Park Theatre have organized a sculpture build with the removed materials. Sculptures will be auctioned off to benefit ongoing renovations at the Park Theatre.

HOLLAND, MI – Local recycler KLW is partnering with radio stations WHTC and the VAN on a unique sculpture event to benefit ongoing renovations at the Park Theatre.

Art aficionados, theatre supporters, and recycling buffs will have the opportunity to purchase unique art pieces created by several local sculptors and made entirely from recovered fixtures and scrap metal taken from the Park Theatre following a recent roof overhaul. Proceeds from the sales of the sculptures will be used to benefit the ongoing upkeep and repair of the Park Theatre. Eddie Walker of KLW

"Besides recycling, we are always looking for new and innovative ways to support our community," Walker says. "It's an amazing opportunity to benefit this local landmark and now anyone can take a piece of it home. The community benefits and so does our planet."

The public is invited to view the works in process, and to get an inside looks at KLW’s operations, at an open house on October 13 from 1pm–3pm. Sculptors involved in the “Piece of the Park” event are expected to be on hand, in addition to refreshments and live music. Popular radio personality Red Kingman will be at the event to do a live remote broadcast.

Once completed, the sculptures will be displayed in the alley space on the Park Theatre’s south side and featured on the Park’s website. An online auction is expected to start the sale process for the sculptures, and interested buyers will get a final chance to bid and purchase other artwork to benefit the theatre at the “Piece of the Park” event at Park Theatre on Friday, November 9. The event will start at 7pm and feature live music and refreshments. Park Theatre Foundation president Bob Schulze expressed his gratitude for the support of the theatre and enthusiasm for the creativity involved.

"We are seeing the community as a whole, rally to help the Theater,” says Schulze. “Interest

in seeing the Park Theatre return as a vital venue has been growing and the board, interns & volunteers are working hard to prove that the Theater can once again be a place that the city and its residents can be proud of and create more fond memories in the future."

For more information on KLW, visit www.klwrecycling.com. For more information on the Park Theatre, visit www. parktheatreholland.com.

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