That's Dan Crandall with the Lake Chelan Arts Council speaking to the Chelan City Council Tuesday night about that mysterious creature, now named Tsilly (PR: CHILLY), and placing a sculpture of that creature somewhere in downtown Chelan. The sculpture, created by Jerry McKellar, is currently being put together at a studio in northern Oregon, and the current timeline would have it transported to Chelan sometime next May. Crandall showed the council proposed locations for Tsilly, perhaps the most suitable being the corner of Woodin and Johnson, directly across from Campbell's. The sculpture would be cast in bronze, and Crandall says they'd like more:
Total value of the project is estimated at more than 46-thousand dollars; more than 33-thousand has been raised so far. The Arts Council is hoping the city will pay the balance, which comes to more than 12-thousand dollars. It was mentioned that the city has more than 36-thousand dollars in its arts fund.