After 15 months and $2.4 million in restorations, Lucy the Elephant unveiled her new look Wednesday before a couple hundred fans.
The elephant’s caretakers held a celebration that included city resident Dan Walsh singing the “Lucy the Elephant” song and speeches from Commissioner John Amodeo and Assemblyman Don Guardian, R-Atlantic. Police blocked off the streets around Lucy to accommodate the crowd.
“To know Lucy, to see her here today with all these amazing people around,” said Richard Helfant, executive director of the Save Lucy Committee, the nonprofit that looks after her. “It’s incredible.”