Thursday, December 3, 2015

Washburn Ichabod Statues

Washburn University’s Mr. Ichabod mascot may be 75 years old, but he is proving he isn’t too old to step out on the town. The first in a series of 23 fiberglass figurines of Mr. Ichabod that will be placed outside Topeka businesses, organizations and schools was unveiled Monday morning in front of the Capitol Federal branch at 1201 S.W. Topeka Blvd.
photographer Kevin Surbaugh

Each statue, which will remain in its location for a year, requires a $5,000 sponsorship by individuals or organizations. The cost covers the making, decorating, setting and maintaining of the statues, which are to be decorated in a unique fashion by a local artist.
photographer Kevin Surbaugh

The statue in front of the Capitol Federal location was painted by Topeka artist Barbara Waterman-Peters, who used the same tint of blue that the Capitol Federal building has on its trim and signage.

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