Group seeks sculpture honouring snowboard company founder

Group seeks sculpture honouring snowboard company founder

LONDONDERRY, Vt. — A historical group in Vermont is trying to raise more than $1 million to install a 30-foot-long cast-bronze sculpture honouring the founder of a snowboard company.

Sculptor Jason Dreweck tells Vermont Public Radio (http://bit.ly/2iUJH8H ) Jake Burton Carpenter and others built the first 300 or so snowboards produced by Burton Snowboards in Londonderry.

The company’s first snowboard factory burned down a few years ago.

The Londonderry Arts and Historical Society says it wants to install a sculpture telling people of the site’s historical significance.

Dreweck says they want to acknowledge what he calls the “innovation” and “progression” of snowboarding. He says the sport’s growth from a tiny barn in Vermont to the Olympics is something worth recognizing.

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Information from: WVPS-FM, http://www.vpr.net

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