Statue missing 4 years back on display in Gary

By The Associated Press

GARY — An 8-foot tall replica of the Statue of Liberty that was knocked off its pedestal by a wind storm four years ago is back on display in Gary.

The (Munster) Times reports the statue was returned to its pedestal near City Hall in April after some work by Lake County Sheriff’s Sgt. Mike Hamady. He began asking about the missing statue after his mother who worked at nearby U.S. Steel asked if it was still there. The statue was one of 200 created as part of a Boy Scouts fund-raiser 60 years ago.

Hamady began asking officials about it a year ago. He asked Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson about it in the winter, and then suddenly it showed up in April. Freeman-Wilson said it was in a nearby building.

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