Introducing (drum roll please) the finalized artwork for the third Neighborhood Treasure!
The Neighborhood what???
Please allow us to remind you…
Neighborhood Treasures is a program that celebrates Monrovia’s (often unsung) heroes for their contributions to the community through public art. These art pieces are unique to the specific person being honored and will enrich the lives of those who view it and improve neighborhoods just by its presence.
Is this a great program, or what???
We know you must be asking yourself a myriad of questions:
“Are there only three Neighborhood Treasures?”
“How do I find out about all the Treasures?”
“Who is this mysterious third Treasure?”
All good questions and we can’t wait to answer each and everyone…
First, there are four Neighborhood Treasures celebrated to date – click here to learn about the first, second and fourth Treasures (and see their amazing artwork.) Though this is the third Treasure, it is the fourth art unveiled. And lastly, the third Treasure is Bettie Mae Scott, not to be confused with Bettie Mae Page!
Sounds like are talking in circles, but here’s the whole point of this post…
Bettie Mae Scott was a World War II WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) who died while serving her country. In October 1943, she entered the Army Airforce Training at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas. Bettie Mae was killed while flight testing a BT-13 Valiant aircraft. She was one of only thirty-eight WWII WASPs killed while in the service of their country.
To read Bettie Mae’s entire bio click here.
Stay tuned for information on the fourth and fifth Treasures coming soon! How soon you ask??? Real soon.
Can’t wait that long – here’s a click here.