Boyne Main Street ‘Last River Draw’ statue fundraiser taking donations through April 9

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With just a few more days left in the fundraising period for Boyne City’s bronze sculpture project, “The Last River Draw,” the community is close to making its goal of $25,000.

But, your help is needed to raise the last few thousand dollars needed in order to win a matching grant of $25,000

The Boyne community has until Saturday April 9 to raise the funds. Last week, the tally was at $22,587.

So close!

This fundraising effort—referred to as “Crowdfunding”—is through the Patronicity program and by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) which is giving grants to various communities seeking to enrich their artistic and cultural heritage.

If the goal is reached, the matching funds will come from the MEDC.

“The Last River Draw” life-sized bronze statue is an initiative of the Boyne City Main Street Program.

The sculpture will portray a life-sized logger on the edge of the Boyne River with the human figure pulling a floating log in from the water.

The unique part about this statue, in addition to being designed and created by a local artist, is that it will have moving parts so the log will appear to float and will look like it is being pulled in to shore by the logger via a pike pole.

“The Last River Draw” was chosen in order to celebrate and commemorate Boyne City’s lumber era and heritage.

For project details or to make a donation, please go to:

For more details, you can e-mail:
Or, call them at (231) 582-9009.