More funds are needed
for Purdy’s monument

WAIMEA, Hawaii >> A 27-foot-long monument to famed Hawaiian cowboy Ikua Purdy will be dedicated June 22 at the Parker Ranch Center in Waimea, the Paniolo Preservation Society announced.

Meanwhile, there are bills to pay.

Most of the $300,000 cost of the monument has been met, but $20,000 still needs to paid, the society said.

The society is asking any interested person to become a member with a minimum donation of $25 and thereby contribute to paying down the debt.

Every member donating will become entered in a drawing to receive a 27-inch-long model of the monument valued at $3,200.

Contributions and membership fees can be sent to Paniolo Preservation Society care of Pat Fitzgerald, P.O. Box 668, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745.

Purdy is honored for winning the world steer-roping championship in Cheyenne, Wyo., in 1908.


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