Cartoon Roadrunner.

Cartoon Roadrunner

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Waynesboro, Virginia

The students of Berkeley Glenn Elementary School adopted the cartoon Roadrunner as its mascot and, fortunately, numbered as one of their alumni fiberglass artist Mark Cline, who attended Berkeley Glenn in the late 1960s.

In appreciation, Mark created a 10-foot-tall version of the classic cartoon character, standing on a tree stump, with its familiar blue and purple colors and cheerful grin.

Mark told us that Berkeley Glenn Elementary School was where he first learned to make papier-mache, and this inspired him to pursue a career in art. The unveiling, on November 4, 2018, was attended by Mark and one of his substitute teachers, who reminded the now fully grown adult that he used to eat paper in class.

When the tarp was pulled from the statue in front of the school, the crowd spontaneously shouted, "Beep beep!"

Cartoon Roadrunner

Berkeley Glenn Elementary School

Address:
1020 Jefferson Ave., Waynesboro, VA
Directions:
Berkeley Glenn Elementary School. I-64 exit 96. Turn north onto VA-624/S. Delphine Ave. Drive a half-mile. Turn left onto Windsor Rd. Cross the train tracks, then at the stop sign turn left onto Jefferson Ave. You'll see the school on the left; the Roadrunner is in front of it.
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