[percy-l] Statue of author Walker Percy unveiled in Madisonville, La.

Henry Mills wppdirector at gmail.com
Fri May 13 11:23:26 EDT 2016

Dear Percy-L:

Below are two links to enjoyable articles describing the unveiling of 
the Walker Percy statue at the St. Tammany Parish Library in 
Madisonville, La., on Thursday, May 12, and a background story about the 
memorial's development.

Readers will enjoy a full-size photograph of the statue in the first 
article listed below by clicking on the arrow at the bottom edge of the 
picture.  There is also a photograph of the event that gives a panorama 
of the shaded "Serenity Circle" where the statue is located on a bench.

For those who like to take "selfies," it looks like a wonderful 
opportunity to take one, sitting down right beside the Good Doctor himself!

Enjoy this latest event celebrating the centennial of Percy's birth.

Best wishes,
Henry Mills
Percy-L Administrator

*Statue of author Walker Percy unveiled in Madisonville *(See article 
opening below)
May 12, 2016 by Dominic Massa

*Tammany Times: Walker Percy statue, Serenity Circle to be dedicated*
May 10, 2016 by Sharon Edwards



*Statue of author Walker Percy unveiled in Madisonville*
MADISONVILLE, LA. - Walker Percy was arguably one of St. Tammany 
Parish's most famous residents, but up until now there were few public 
tributes to the prize-winning author or his work.

On Thursday, in advance of the upcoming 100th anniversary of the 
author's birth, the daughters of Percy, best known for his 1961 novel 
The Moviegoer, were on hand as a life-sized statue of the author was 
unveiled at the Madisonville public library.

Percy lived in Covington from 1948 until his death in 1990.

The Walker Percy Serenity Circle and statue at the Madisonville Branch 
Library on Main Street was commissioned by the St. Tammany Library 
Foundation. The bronze statue, by Covington artist Bill Binnings, was 
underwritten by the Helis Foundation.

It features a likeness of the author, seated on a bench next to his dog, 
"Sweet Thing." The circle is set under live oak trees in front of the 
library, located a block from the Tchefuncte River.  Several benches 
grace the garden; one of which was donated by Percy’s daughter Anne and 
her family...

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