New Herky On Parade Statues Arrive In Coralville

By Mark Carlson, Iowa City Bureau Chief

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By Aaron Hepker

IOWA CITY, Iowa - New Herky statues for the 2014 Herky On Parade have arrived in Coralville. About 20 statues for the event were delivered from Chicago to a storage location in Coralville early Thursday morning. Several more shipments of statues will arrive over the next month.

“They’re bigger and stronger than the last Herky,” said Laurie Haman, Vice President of the Iowa City/Coralville Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The tremendously popular Herky on Parade debuted in 2004. Many of those statues remain scattered throughout Johnson County.

The public art project allows local artists to paint the blank Herky’s before local officials place the statues on “parade” throughout Johnson County. The Herky’s will begin their parade in May of next year, before being auctioned off in the fall.

In 2004 the Herky On Parade event is the largest public art event ever in the Johnson County area.

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