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Meditation garden, sculpture to be dedicated in Hickory

By Elisabeth Arriero
earriero@charlotteobserver.com

The city of Hickory will dedicate a small Meditation Garden at McComb Park on July 16, officials announced Friday.

The city has been working in partnership with St. Aloysius Catholic Church to develop the garden in honor of the church’s 100th year. It will be located in the northwest corner of the park, located at 421 5th Avenue Place.

The garden’s centerpiece will be a sculpture titled “Fly Away.” Created by artist Randolph Rose of Yonkers, N.Y., the bronze sculpture depicts a young girl releasing a butterfly.

The garden will be dedicated during a brief ceremony at 2 p.m. on July 16.

Representatives from the city of Hickory and St. Aloysius are expected to attend, and the public is invited.

“We wanted to give something tangible to the city of Hickory, which has been such a good home for us for the past century,” says St. Aloysius pastor Father Robert Ferris in a statement. “In this age of hustle and bustle, we hope that many people will find the time to enjoy the garden and find it to be a source of comfort and quiet.”

Arriero: 704-358-5945; On Twitter: @earriero
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