The Eagles have landed
The Eagles have landed on Marco Island.
However, this time it is the Double Eagle, a magnificent bronze sculpture commemorating golf legend Gene Sarzen's double eagle on his way to winning the 1935 Masters.
The sculpture was acquired from the Ashley Adams Gallery in Naples for $30,000. The Marco Island Civic Association and Marco Island Foundation for the Arts shared in the acquisition.
Unveiling of the sculpture took place at Iberia Bank on Tuesday night.
It will be placed at Sarazen Park on the south end of Marco Island.
The unveiling was the beginning of The Eagle Project, to raise funds to cover the cost.
Jim Johnson, spokesperson for MICA and his wife, Sandi Johnson, president of MIFA, spoke. Jim Johnson said that both organizations have a goal to advance Marco Island.,
Sandi Johnson said MIFA's mission is to promote the arts in public places on Marco Island. They include visual, literary and performing arts. She said MIFA has already been able to provide $100,000 in sculptures on Marco Island.
Dick Adams, president of MICA, agreed, saying MICA wants to aid in civic improvement and enhance the community.
Donations can be made to the Marco Island Foundation for the Arts, a 501c3 organization. Checks are to be mailed to MICA at 1770 San Marco Road, Suite 204, Marco Island, 34145.