It's been 50 years since the original Lady Liberty was dedicated by a group of Boy Scouts, but Sunday's rededication of the statue at Second Street and Boulevard was just as meaningful now as it was the, several scouts said.
The Edmond Visual Arts Commission, the Edmond Historical Society, LibertyFest volunteers and the Boy Scouts sponsored the rededication of Lady Liberty and about 70 people attended the ceremony.
In 1951, Edmond Boy Scouts raised money to erect the statue, which was one of 200 statues made to celebrate scouting's 40th anniversary theme, "Strengthen the Arm of Liberty."
"The rededication of the Statue of Liberty is a centennial project for the LibertyFest," said Bob Meinders, president of LibertyFest 2007.
The new statue cost $17,000, which was raised through various fundraisers. June Cartwright, chairwoman of the Visual Arts Commission, said LibertyFest volunteers raised half the money, mostly through Taste of Edmond, and asked the commission to provide the other half.