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Manning, South Carolina: Amelia Bedelia Statue

Children's book author Peggy Parish is remembered with a bronze statue of her most popular character. Sculpted by James Peter Chaconas in 1999.

Harvin Clarendon County Library

215 N Brooks St, Manning, SC
Harvin Clarendon County Library, N Brooks St./US Hwy 301 and Oak St.
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Amelia Bedelia Statue.

Amelia Bedelia Statue

I read Peggy Parish books to my children and my kindergarten students. It is not far off the interstate and well worth the memories and photo opportunities for kids. She is shorter than I imagined. She stands in front of the new library with the old Manning library next door. I did not know Peggy Parish was from Manning. The more you know the more you know!

[EC, 10/07/2022]

Amelia Bedelia.

Amelia Bedelia Statue

The statue of Amelia Bedelia is at Harvin Clarendon County Library. Peggy Parish was a native of Manning.

[Seth Swift, 08/25/2014]

Peggy Parish was the author who created Amelia Bedelia, the mischievous, super-literal kid hero of a popular children's book series. Parish died in 1988; statue was dedicated in 1999.

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