Bill Withers Statue created by Pastor Frederick Hightower
The City of Beckley, in partnership with the Bill Withers Memorial Foundation, the Withers Family, the Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce and Beckley Area Foundation (BAF) proudly announce a long overdue recognition and historical landmark to celebrate West Virginia’s biggest star, Bill Withers. A sculpture to commemorate this rock and roll hall of famer will be the focal point of downtown Beckley, on the soon to be named, “Bill Withers Plaza” and will celebrate Bill’s inspiration to our national community for years to come. Sculptor, Pastor Frederick Hightower, finished the clay model which will now be cast in bronze to complete the sculpture and ensure its longevity.
Donations to this fund will be used to pay for the sculpture. The statue is to be enlarged to 9 feet. The total cost will be done in three installments. Each installment costs $71,240 to complete. The remaining money will be used for installation, etc.
We’ve raised over $30,000 so far! Please help us reach tonged first installment by donating here