The public is invited to a celebration for the Hat ‘n’ Boot restoration in Oxbow Park, 6430 Corson Ave. S. This Georgetown community event is on July 11, 2010 from 5 – 8 p.m. People are encouraged to bring a picnic, check out the completed restoration and participate in the official ribbon cutting at 6 p.m.
The event will recognize the countless hours of volunteer work that made it possible to relocate and restore the now landmarked Hat ‘n’ Boots located in Oxbow Park. Thanks to the efforts of Georgetown community members, the iconic roadside attraction was moved from its former location at a gas station on E Marginal Way to Oxbow Park in December 2003.
The boots had already been repainted in the original colors and design when Oxbow Park opened in 2005. Parks started restoring the hat in the summer of 2009 and completed the project in early 2010.
Jones and Jones Architects led the design of the restoration project. The construction of the hat included a combination of skilled contractors including, Seattle Center’s Welding Shop, Seattle Parks Paint Shop, and Turnstone Construction. Materials were donated by Capital Industries.
Seattle Parks is appreciative of the efforts of all involved whose commitment and work made this project a reality. This event follows the Georgetown Garden Tour.
For additional information please visit http://www.cityofseattle.net/parks/proparks/projects/oxbow.htm of contact Kelly Davidson, project manager 206-684-0998 email@example.com
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