A trivia night in September will benefit the Miles Davis Memorial Project planned for downtown Alton. Organizers say they are in the final stretch of fundraising and hope to have it all wrapped up sometime in 2015. The artist who is working on the statue has received his first down payment, but had already started the preliminary work.
Miles Davis Memorial Project committee member Pat Ackman says artist Preston Jackson actually got a jump-start earlier this year:
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The trivia night to benefit the project is coming up on Friday September 12 at the Commons at Lewis and Clark Community College. Go to www.prideincorporated.org for event details or call the Pride office at 467-2375.
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