Weimers Donate Sculpture to Nature Center

April 06, 2010

George and Shirley Weimer have donated a sculpture to the Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center.

The sculpture depicts St. Francis of Assisi and was produced by Betty Sabo. Sabo is well known for her oil paintings as well as sculpture. George and Shirley Weimer are 1954 and 1956 graduates of the College, respectively. George is a life member of the Board of Trustees of Mount Union College and worked at the College from 1961-1969 as director of admissions.

The Weimers chose St. Francis of Assisi because he was known as a lover of nature, according to George Weimer. St. Francis is the patron saint of animals and the environment.

Director of the Nature Center Dr. Charles McClaugherty said that the Nature Center staff considers the statue to be a wonderful addition.

"St. Francis is perfect for the Nature Center," said McClaugherty. "He believed in service to all people. Service is a major component of what we try to provide ourselves. Also we provide an opportunity for others to be of service through our volunteer program. St. Francis has this very natural sense about him. That makes him the ideal image to make us think about our relationship to nature."

The Nature Center is located 6 miles south of Mount Union College on Daniel Street, off Route 183.

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