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Artistic Visitors: Lake County Welcome Center receives donated sculptures

RELEASE DATE: August 27, 2010

GROVELAND — When tourists to Lake County stop in at the Welcome Center, located at 20763 U.S. Highway 27 in Groveland, there’s even more to catch their eye than the area’s prominent rolling hills and sparkling lakes.

Field Poppies
Brenda Heim, Doug Hays and Kace Montgomery from Red Thread Inc. pose in front of the Lake County Welcome Center and their company’s donated sculpture.

Lake County Tourism & Business Relations received two donated sculptures from Red Thread Inc. of Eustis and recently erected stone markers and plaques honoring the donors and artists.

“Our visitors really appreciate the public art; they have said it enhances their ‘welcome to Lake County,’” said Kathy Pagan, Lake County Tourism Specialist.

Doug Hays’ “4th of July” sculpture is made of stainless and mild steel and is anchored on Florida rock. It was erected at the Welcome Center’s butterfly garden. Doug Hays’ and Brenda Heim’s “Poppy Cluster Field” is a bouquet of kinetic, metal “poppies” that enhances the Welcome Center sign on U.S. Highway 27.

For more information about Lake County vacations, call (800) 430-LAKE, log on to www.lakecountyfl.com or visit the Welcome Center, located at 20763 U.S. Highway 27 in Groveland.

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