Editor’s note: Two thumbs up for Godiva Chocolatier, former mayor Tom McMahon, Yesid Gomez and Wilfer Buitrago for their efforts to help beautify the City of Reading.
The pursuit to restore one of Reading’s most unique sculptures is gaining momentum through private donations and the efforts of two artists.
GoggleWorks artists Yesid Gomez and Wilfer Buitrago have obtained the first financial contributions for the dove sculpture in Reading’s City Park, a project that could cost up to $40,000.
“I read the article about the artists working on the dove in the summer,” said Justin Burford, a human resource assistant at Godiva Chocolatier in Exeter Township. That triggered discussions with Godiva coworkers and the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts about fundraising for the project.
“We thought this would be perfect unifying point for our Cultural Awareness Day,” Burford said of Godiva workers.