Robert Westfall of the Avon Historical society spoke to the Avon Town Board during Thursday’s Board meeting and after a series of discussions received unanimous approval to spend up to $3,500 for the preservation of the base of the statue.
“The white horse sustained more damage than had before with the hard winter,” said Westfall. “We feel that if it goes through another winter or what with the flooding like we have had recently, damage will be significantly worse.”
One significant point made during the discussions was that no one is exactly sure who owns it. The statue, located at the intersection at Rte. 5 & 20 and Lakeville Road, sits on the property of a gas station. According to Westfall, the gas station owner is fine with the repair work being done on site as long as it doesn’t impact business.
That statue was built in the 1930’s, and repairing the base around it will ensure the longevity of a gem of the Genesee Valley.
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