A very welcome email was received by Mayor Karie Kirschbaum of Gary last week. It said, “Congratulations! Your oganization has received a grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council.” The grant award is for $8,000, with a 10 percent match from the city, to have an arts installation put in the Gary Pines.
The art project will involve chainsaw carved animal statues created by Scott Petry of Andy Lake Woodworks in Glyndon. The statues will be installed permanently throughout the forest and will become a treasure hunt.