Athens, Alabama: Giant Statue of a BoyA cartoonish 19-foot-tall teen Goliath smiles at the thought of purchasing food at a discount.
Visitor Tips and News About Giant Statue of a Boy
1-2010 - he's looking good, but I think he lost his bag of groceries.[Buzz, 02/03/2010]
The boy stands in front of Country Lane Discount, and was brought to Athens by John Glenn, owner of the store chain.
Country Lane Discount on Hwy 72 has erected a fiberglass statue of a boy as a promotional gimmick. The statue is 19 ft. tall with coveralls, a big grin, and the best looking shoes you've ever seen! He's got one hand in his pocket and one carrying a bag labeled "Discount Groceries."[Keith Belvitch, 04/06/2005]
A new breed of Happy Half Wit! And those are impressive boats on his feet.
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