Published September 24th, 2014
The Saklan School Unveils 60th Anniversary Sculpture
Submitted by Christine Kuckuk
From left: Ada Martin, Head of School Peter Metzger and 60th Anniversary co-chair Kay Long-Martin Photo provided
There was an extra level of excitement at the start of the Saklan school year. At the school's annual back to school barbecue, students, parents and faculty all gathered around in the school parking lot to hear about the "surprise" to be announced by head of school, Peter Metzger. "It's Saklan's birthday and Saklan is 60 years old," exclaimed Metzger as children sang "Happy Birthday" to the school and celebrated with 60 candles on two birthday cakes. But there was another surprise unveiled; a 60th Anniversary sculpture of the school's mascot, the "Saklan Sun," created by alumni parents Paul Barendregt and Dan Fahrner. During their time as parents at the Saklan School, Barendregt and Fahrner teamed up many times to create unique items for donation to the school's annual auctions. Although the sculpture contained a few bright spots, Barendregt explained that over time, the sculpture will patina to a pleasant rust color.

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