Larry the Logroller Returns to Wabeno

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

It may have been quite the scene for motorists Thursday as Larry the Logroller made the 108 mile trip from a repair shop in Denmark to his home in Wabeno.

The 21' statue was damaged in January when a tree fell on it, cracking Larry into three pieces.

Ron Piontek vacations in Wabeno and knows Larry well. He says he has spent hundreds of hours putting the statue back together.

"This was a challenge because you had to make what wasn't there. The original picture, there was no right shoulder, there was his chest busted. The legs were busted. He had head damage," Piontek tells WLUK-TV.

But Larry isn't the only landmark in need of repair. It was just about a year ago high winds leveled the band shell in the town's park.

The dedication for Larry and a fundraiser for the band shell will be a Saturday, May 25th at the Wabeno Town Park.

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