Bricks on sale at Genoa event |

Bricks on sale at Genoa event

Staff reports

The Greater Genoa Business Association continues to raise funds in honor of the great Norwegian American, John “Snowshoe” Thompson. Visitors may learn about Showshoe Thompson at a booth sponsored by the Greater Genoa Business Association at the Snowshoe Thompson Festival this weekend.

Brick donations will be available at the booth.

Visitors may meet artist and sculptor Don Budy, who will display for the first time an authentic bronze replica of the statue.

A large piece of granite from Snowshoe’s birthplace in Norway was shipped by relatives for the base of the monument and it is hoped it will arrive in time for the festival.

For information on purchasing a brick to help raise funds for the statue, call Sue Haugnes at 783-5697.