Artists in India who create statues for Crozet’s museum reproduction business, Sacred Source [see story in the January 2013 Gazette], have created two art-object plaques that celebrate our town’s namesake, Claudius Crozet, as well as his engineering masterpiece, the Blue Ridge Tunnel, as a book-purchase fundraiser for Crozet Library. The finely detailed plaques are 9 by 11 inches and have a bronze finish.
Sacred Source, based in Crozet since 1987, is donating all profits from the plaque sales to the new library. Each one sold represents one more new book on the shelves, according to Build Crozet Library chair Bill Schrader.
“We hope all folks who are proud of our “founder” and his “engineering wonder of the world” achievements, or love railroad and Virginian history, or simply want to support the library, or want an unusual memento or gift related to Crozet will appreciate and buy the plaques,” said Freeman Allan, who started Sacred Source.
Plaques will be available at several local businesses: Fardowners Restaurant, Greenwood Gourmet Grocery, Parkway Pharmacy, Anna’s Ristorante, Green House Coffee, B&B Cleaners, the Mudhouse and Crozet Great Valu.
Readers can also call 434-823-1515 and order direct from Sacred Source. Price for each is $30 delivered by hand in Crozet, or $40 if shipped elsewhere. The project will run from June through September.