Concho Valley Transit to Unveil Sheep Statue
SAN ANGELO, TX — Downtown San Angelo, Inc. announced the dedication of the newest fiberglass sheep by Concho Valley Transit. The unveiling of the fiberglass sheep statue will be at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 510 N. Chadbourne.
The sheep's name is Rambler and the artist who painted it was Katie Blair. Photos of the new statue are embargoed until the unveiling.
Here's a description of the art on the sheep: The Concho Valley Transit covers over 16,000 square miles in the Concho Valley with San Angelo being the hub. The Concho Valley Transit map on the sheep shows the area that is serviced. The safety vest indicates a driver providing service to the passengers and it includes the Concho Valley Council of Governments (COG) "Brand" on the rear hind quarters with the COG Logo.
Dignitaries in attendance will be Concho Valley Transit Vice Chairman and Board Member Harry Thomas and Concho Valley Council Of Government Executive Director John Austin Stokes. Steven Beck, General Manager, Concho Valley Transit will officiate the ceremony.
This sheep joins about 100 other fiberglass sheep sculptures located throughout the city.
"The sheep sculptures got their start in 2007 when the Downtown San Angelo, Inc. Promotions Committee decided herding fiberglass ewes was easier than reorganizing the Miss Wool of Texas Pageant that had taken place from 1952 to 1972," according to the American Sheep Industry Association.
Downtown San Angelo, Inc. publishes a gallery of all the sheep around the city online, here. You can purchase a white fiberglass sheep for around $1,600 from Downtown San Angelo, Inc. and hire a local artist to paint it for your business. Sheep are generally displayed in front of sponsoring business locations. Details on participating in the sheep program are here.
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