Giving the Gift of The Key

The Key was Dedicated on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Speakers at the Dedication Ceremony included Dr. C. Alfred Patten, sculptor Guy J. Bellaver, former City Administrator Larry Maholland (acknowledging Vern Oie’s Contribution), former City Mayor Sue Klinkhamer (acknowledging Sharon Oie’s Contribution), Mayor Ray Rogina (accepting the gift), and Elizabeth Bellaver of the St Charles Arts Council, encouraging participants to download the Otocast App (part of the Art in Public Places project) and playing a portion of The Key’s story of the Oies’ vision for the city, as told by Sharon Oie.

Dedication attendees were also given the gift of music with Leslie Hunt (vocalist) and Sam Wyatt (pianist) performing “Here in St. Charles” written by Jim Masters, which is the official song of St. Charles.

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