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Raider sculpture dedication set


The Raider sculpture will be dedicated next Tuesday. – File photo

The new Raider sculpture at the new educational complex in Coulee Dam will be officially dedicated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, the opening day of school.

The 7-foot-tall metal sculpture has been at the front of the Lake Roosevelt Schools complex for a couple of months, as if to welcome all those who enter the grounds.

Junior/senior high school Principal Ronanda Liberty said all students will be able to participate in the dedication ceremony.

Artist Virgil "Smoker" Marchand will be on hand for the event.

Marchand also created the sculptures of six women digging roots north of Belvedere, the Sasquatch sculpture atop Disautel Pass and the Bighorn Sheep sculpture above Omak Lake, among other projects.

A special "honor song" is planned.

The $12,000 sculpture was funded by the Grand Coulee Dam Rotary Club.

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