The online news site, InkFreeNews, reports on a new sculpture placed along Winona Lake, Indiana’s Heritage Trail that honors Billy Sunday, who was, arguably, Winona Lake’s most famous citizen. Sponsored by Terry and Sharon White in memory of their daughter, Jamie, the piece is placed near the Grace College baseball field in a nod to Sunday’s experience as a professional baseball player. (Terry formerly served as executive director of the Brethren Missionary Herald Co., the parent organization of GraceConnect. The couple are members of the Winona Lake, Ind., Grace Brethren Church.) A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
Winona Lake Dedicates Sculpture Honoring Billy Sunday
A small, intimate crowd gathered beyond the rightfield fence of Grace College’s Miller Athletic Complex to officially dedicate a piece of artwork honoring a noted man of God, who ironically first made waves on the diamond before taking his eventual place behind the pulpit.
Located just off Winona Lake’s Heritage Trail, a polished metal sculpture entitled “Perpetual Fire,” was dedicated Tuesday, May 28, in honor of Billy Sunday, arguably Winona Lake’s most famous citizen. The sculpture is the third of four pieces to be dedicated on the trail.
“He’s probably the most prominent Winona Lake resident,” said Sharon White, who along with her husband, Terry, sponsored the sculpture. The sculpture is accompanied along the trail with an explanatory plaque and a bench dedicated to White’s daughter, Jamie, who passed away in 2006. Jamie White spent her childhood in Winona Lake.
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