October 15, 2001

Harmon has other causes

By Tribune Staff

Craig Harmon has been working on more than one project while cruising along The Lincoln Highway in a vintage fire truck.

One of those is the Lincoln Bicentennial Project in which 5 million people are being asked to put in their 2 cents for a statue of President Lincoln.

The statue, which will be at the Lincoln Highway National Museum in Galion, Ohio, will resemble the one at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. It will be 7 feet square, weigh 30 tons and have a face value of $100,000, Harmon said.

Contributors who donate 2 cents will have their names entered in a book. When the statue is complete, they can come to Galion, find their name and then add their signature.

Those interested in contributing can visit the Web site at www.lincoln-highway-museum.org. The site includes a section through which would-be donors can download a form to complete and send along with 2 cents.

Another project Harmon has assumed involves firefighters' helmet. At first, the 45-year-old Ohio man had fire chiefs from all the communities he visited sign one helmet. In Valley, someone suggested getting firefighters' helmets from each of the communities and having all the firefighters sign them.

Harmon hopes to present the helmets to firefighters in New York.

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