HOST sponsoring contest to name newest addition

Haddonfield residents -- especially children with a sense of creativity and wonder -- are encouraged to submit names for a baby elephant sculpture to be revealed next month.

Haddonfield will celebrate its Third Annual “April is Haddonfield Sculpture Month” with tours, do-it-yourself activities, and the acquisition of a 450-pound bronze baby elephant based on a real-life orphaned elephant in Kenya, coming to the Children’s Sculpture Zoo.

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And the contest to name him is now underway.

The baby elephant – 450 pounds of cuddly bronze – is a likeness of an orphaned baby elephant found wandering Kenya’s remote Ndoto hills several years ago.  His rescue inspired acclaimed Australian sculptors Gillie and Marc to create a 2020 exhibit of 21 life-size bronze elephants that became the hit of London, raising funds and awareness for these endangered animals.  The artists created only three life-size versions of one of those orphans, which will soon be found only in Haddonfield, New York and London.

Anyone can submit a name at: www.HaddonfieldSculpture.org.

From April 7-10, kids ages 5 and up are invited to pick up a make-your-own “Sculpture Craft Kit” at the Haddonfield Library while supplies last. Take photos and share to social media by April 23. No judging, prizes or exhibits, just creativity and fun!

On April 24, International Sculpture Day, celebrate at the Children’s Sculpture Zoo at 3 p.m., at Tatem Park, Kings Highway East and Evergreen Lane, including dedication of the Lion Bench and a celebration for the naming contest winner(s) to be announced with prizes TBD.

Dress up in costume and BYOElephant.  Rain date is April 25.

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