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Local conservatory celebrates 50th anniversary

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The Ella L. Morris Conservatory in South Bend is celebrating their 50th anniversary. To commemorate the anniversary there was an unveiling of a carved oak sculpture of an eagle Monday, which was made by local artist Victor V. Riley. This is the same artist who carved the fireman tree sculpture on Western Ave. at Fire Station #6.

One of the key people in helping make the statue project a reality, Rod Goodchild, said it is very exciting to see all of the hard work become reality. "It has been a tremendous honor to know Ella Morris," Goodchild said; "she gave a lifetime of service and that's what I learned running all over the world, that it is giving back is what you can do, and now that I am retired it is nice that I can give back to the community."

The statue is located outside the conservatory and is free for anyone to see.

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