A warm gesture
November 16, 2012 3:40PM
The statue of Aurora matriarch Marie Wilkinson outside of the Aurora Public Library's downtown branch was bundled up for winter with a blue knitted shawl this week, a gift from an unknown patron. | Frank Patterson~FOR SUN-TIMES MEDIA
Updated: December 19, 2012 12:39PM
As the cold weather settled in this week, a good Samaritan came forward for the statue of Aurora matriarch Marie Wilkinson outside of the Aurora Public Library’s downtown branch.
A blue, knitted shawl, a gift from an unknown patron, was placed around the shoulders of the statue in front of the library on Benton Street at Stolp Avenue.
The statue of Wilkinson seated on a bench was placed at the library in 2008, as a tribute to the longtime Aurora community and civil rights activist.