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Refurbished Henry Moses Honoring Pole Rededication

May 4, 2011

For more information contact:

Jennifer Davis Hayes, Community Development Project Manager 425-430-6589
Preeti Shridhar, Communications Director 425-430-6569
Mike Ayers, Renton Center Fred Meyer Store Director, 425-204-5200

WHAT: The Henry Moses Honoring Pole will be rededicated in its new, more visible location in front of the Renton Center Fred Meyer store. This Honoring Pole was originally commissioned in 1975 to honor the last hereditary Chief of the Duwamish tribe and was stolen from the location in November 2009. Once the pole was re-located, a group of stakeholders including the Duwamish Tribe, Fred Meyer, Renton Municipal Arts Commission and Jim Ploegman, the original carver, came together to ensure the pole was refurbished and reinstalled. 

WHO: Duwamish Chairwoman Cecile Hansen and Mayor Denis Law will lead the rededication. All members of the community are invited

WHEN: Saturday, May 7, 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: Fred Meyer Garden Entrance
365 Renton Center Way SW
Renton, WA 98057