Four Spirits Inc. fundraising passes $200,000

16th Street Baptist Church as seen from Kelly Ingram Park, Birmingham, Ala.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Fundraising for the monument meant to honor the four girls killed in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing has surpassed $200,000. The goal of Four Spirits Inc. is to raise $250,000 for collections and commitments for the design, construction and installation of the memorial.

Four Spirits Inc. will host a fundraising event for the memorial on Thursday, September 5 at Wiggins Child Quinn and Pantazis LLC in the Historic Kress Building.

“We look forward to people coming out Thursday to learn more about this project,” United Way of Central Alabama President and CEO Drew Langloh said in a statement. “Everyone I talk with about this project wants to be involved.”

CBS42 has followed the development of the sculpture closely. Artist Elizabeth MacQueen has put long hours of hard work into creating the life-size memorial.

CBS42 will air an exclusive behind the scenes trip to Berkeley, California, for the making of the monument. The formation of the monument has been a very personal journey for MacQueen.

The special, entitled “Hope and Honor: A Tribute To Four Girls”, will air at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 13.

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