Centerville, TN Wants Their Minnie Pearl Statue Back
March 23, 2010 at 2:43 PM (PT)
The town of CENTERVILLE, TN wants their statue of Country legend MINNIE PEARL back in the city but ROD HARRIS, who gifted the statue to the city in 2005, wants $10,000 to return her. When HARRIS gifted the status to CENTERVILLE he stipulated that it must be located in the town square. MINNIE was born about two blocks from that square.
Last year the statue was relocated due to reconstruction and HARRIS moved the statue to GRINDERS SWITCH WINERY in CENTERVILLE. The town is considering getting a new statue made.
GARY JACOBS, President of the HICKMAN COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, said: “"We have been in talks with different sculptors around the country -- some in TENNESSEE, some as far west as COLORADO -- getting quotes on a replacement statue."
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