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Packers Heritage Trail to Unveil Plaza

September 10, 2013

NEWS RELEASE
Contact:  Cliff & Shirley Christl
Packers Heritage Trail Foundation, Inc.
E: cachristl@yahoo.com

Packers Heritage Trail to Unveil Plaza
 
(Green Bay, WI) The Packers Heritage Trail Foundation, Inc. will dedicate the Packers Heritage Trail Plaza with a grand unveiling at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, September 14, 2013 at the northeast corner of Washington and Cherry streets. Many special guests will be on hand for the ceremony highlighted by Pro Football and Packers Hall of Famer Paul Hornung.
 
The ceremonies will begin with an invocation by Father Andy Cribben of St. Willebrord Catholic Church. Additional speakers will include City of Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt, Green Bay Packers President Mark Murphy, Miron Construction VP Tim Kippenhan and Performa, Inc. Senior Architect Brian Netzel. Packers Heritage Trail treasurer Scott King and president Cliff Christl will host the event.

The plaza will include a large recognition wall and three statues along with green space enhancements. Special guests will participate in the unveiling of the plaza’s first three statues including:

 

-Johnny (Blood) McNally Statue: Unveiled by Perry Kidder, Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame, Hall of Fame and Rotblatt-Amrany reps, and sculptor Sean Michael Bell

 

-George Whitney Calhoun Statue: Unveiled by Schneider Family, Rotblatt-Amrany reps, and sculptor Oscar Leon

 

-Paul Hornung Statue: Unveiled by Ed Martin, President H.J. Martin & Son, Inc., Paul Hornung, Pro Football and Packers Hall of Famer, Rotblatt-Amrany reps and sculptor Lou Cella

 

The dedication will be followed by a series of home opener weekend events including the Green and Golden Car Show in the Adams Street lot (directly behind the new PHT Plaza) from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. and the CityDeck Tailgate featuring live music, vendors and football activities from 3 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. on CityDeck.


The Packers Heritage Trail Plaza is an initiative of Packers Heritage Trail, Inc., a non-profit organization promoting Green Bay’s downtown, primarily its businesses and trail system, by telling the story of the rich and historic relationship between the Green Bay Packers and the community.  Questions about the unveiling can be directed to Cliff and Shirley Christl at cachristl@yahoo.com.



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