Town Administrator Jay Green told the board on Wednesday that he had received communications from Sen. Adam Hinds' office in regard to a state budget amendment that would secure nearly $50,000 for the park.
Hanlon was at Town Hall on Thursday morning to discuss the project at the invitation of Suffrage Centennial Celebration Committee, which has commissioned him to create the statue slated for the Town Common.
A Victorian tea party fundraiser to benefit the Adams Suffrage Centennial Celebration Committee drew more than 60 people to support efforts to celebrate voting rights activist and native daughter Susan B. Anthony.
Committee member William Kolis told the Selectmen on Wednesday that the committee received interest from 13 sculptors but voted to recommend the New Jersey-based sculptor to create the proposed statute.
The Adams Suffrage Centennial Celebration Committee, also known as the ASCCC, has been planning for over a year for the townwide celebration in 2020 to commemorate the contributions of suffrage activist Anthony, who was born on East Road in 1820.
Organizer Virginia Duval said the group has big plans leading up to 2020, the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, but the most immediate is to increase the number of registered voters in town, encourage voting and fill vacant town government seats.
Project organizer Virginia Duval told the Selectmen last week that her group was inspired by Centennial Celebration Committee, who are organizing events to mark the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment in 2020, and developed a program to promote voter participation in Adams.
The Adams Suffrage Centennial Celebration Committee has been given the go-ahead for plans to install a bronze statue of native daughter Susan B. Anthony on the Town Common.
Committee member Erin Mucci said the approval last week will allow the committee to send out a request for proposals and seek input from artists around the country.