UPDATE: It's official. Phillies accepted the statue.
According to Timothy Logue they will.
Sculpter Lawrence Nolan of Dear Harry Inc., a non-profit setup to create a memorial statue for Harry the K, has collected $57,000 toward the project to bring Harry home. As early as today, the Phillies are expected to accept the seven foot replica. Tear. [The Reporter via Second String Blog]
With the exception of the base, the statue is complete and ready for delivery from Laran Bronze, the foundry on East Sixth Street in Chester.
Nowlan is one of six board members for Dear Harry Inc., a nonprofit formed to promote, fund and execute the Kalas memorial.
Thursday night, the group will gather with hundreds of fans for a big fundraiser at McFadden’s at the Ballpark. Their hope is to collect most, if not all, of the $23,000 needed to meet the campaign goal of $80,000.
The “Bring Harry Home” event is free and begins at 7:30 p.m. In addition to $1 Bud Lights and hot dogs from 8-10, there will be a silent auction and raffles featuring a number of unique sports memorabilia items and ticket packages.
Whoomp there goes another rubber tree plant.
More info on the group's Facebook page.