Standing tall: Jim McWhinney, maintenance foreman for the Greenfield Parks Department, placed a new statue on the Pennsy Trail Thursday. ''Ole Woody'' was purchased by several community groups and individuals in honor of Clark Ketchum, former longtime parks director for the city. (Maribeth Vaughn/Daily Reporter)
GREENFIELD — A new statue has been added to the Pennsy Trail, honoring a longtime parks director and paving the way for more art along the city’s pedestrian path.
A 2,300 pound steel statue of a golfer was placed at the trail near the Hancock County Courthouse Annex Thursday morning in honor of Clark Ketchum, former Greenfield parks director and avid golfer.
Similar to the 10-foot walking man statue nicknamed “Art” that traveled throughout the city this summer to build interest about new art along the Pennsy Trail, the golfer statue will also permanently grace the path. Local nonprofit officials hope ultimately, even more pieces will come to the hiking and biking trail, drawing new visitors to the community.
The golf statue, “Ole Woody” by artist Dan Rinker, will likely be given a new nickname in honor of Ketchum, who has since moved to Michigan but returns to central Indiana periodically.