Lucille Ball Statues and Memorial Park

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Place Category: Memorial & Statue and Park & Scenic RoadPlace Tags: Places in NY

  • Description

    A waterfront recreation park in Celoron bears the name of its famous native, Lucille Ball, an actress, comedian, and producer, known to all as the star and producer of the sitcoms I Love Lucy. The park offers several facilities, among them are: a playground, recreation area, boat launch and docks, picnic area, and two statues of Lucille Ball.
     
    The first statue, sculpted by David Poulin in 2009, depicts Ball in a scene from Lucy Does A TV Commercial. It earned the nickname the Scary Lucy, and some compared it to a zombie and a Walking Dead. Since it hardly resembles Lucy nor flatters her, many of her fans resent it, demanding a new statue. A viral-campaign convinced the city of Celoron to add a new statue, and the criticism and fuss about the Scary Lucy statue exhausted Poulin to a level that made him quit sculpting.
     
    In 2016, the artist Carolyn Palmer was elected to create a new bronze statue of Ball. The elegant and chic sculpture highly resembles Lucy, capturing the eyelashes, makeup, hair, polka-dot dress, pearls, handbag, and high-heels. It soon got the nickname Lovely Lucy. The dedication ceremony with many of Lucy’s fans took place on August 6th, 2016, on her 105th birthday.
     


    Lucille Ball Memorial Park (CELORON NY!)

    In this vlog we went to the Lucille Ball Memorial Park in Celoron, NY! Its a nice village park that's actually located in her hometown. It features a couple of statues made to honor the "First Lady of Comedy." Not only that, it has a public boat launch,docks, playground, picnic area, and more! It's definitely is a great place to honor the well loved Lucy & also to come and spend time outdoors. While we were here we tried to show some of the main features of the park but there's definitely a lot more to see that we didn't film! Make sure to take a visit here if you're ever in the Western, NY region.

    If you're wondering where Lucy actually grew up in this neighborhood, its on 59 Lucy Lane. This is public information a simple Google search will take you here in case you didn't know! We heard that they actually have tours that you can take to visit her childhood home and we're hoping to do that one day!

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    Credit to the news station WKBW TV from Buffalo, NY for the news clip we used in this video. It was used solely for the purpose of informing people on the incident that happened here. Here's a link to their Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF1C1YS7glE
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    Address: 21 Boulevard Ave, Celoron, NY 14720
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