The Save Lucy Committee announced this morning that after a very long 15-month, $2.4 million exterior restoration project, Lucy the Elephant will be unveiled at a ceremony on Wednesday, December 28th at 5:30pm. The restoration project, originally projected to take 8 months at a cost of $1.3 million, has faced numerous setbacks including uncovering more damaged wood than originally estimated, supply chain issues, and a harsh winter last year. “It’s been an extremely difficult project for us and has drastically affected our traffic at Lucy over the past year and a half” said Executive Director, Richard Helfant. “We are looking forward to having our beloved Lucy back at 100% and can’t wait for everyone to see how spectacular she looks”.
The ceremony will begin at 5:30pm. Margate’s Dan Walsh will sing his very own “Lucy the Elephant” song after which Lucy will be “unveiled in a spectacular shower of light.
The public is invited to join us for this historic event.
Lucy is open every day from now through the end of the year; Monday thru Friday, 11am to 4pm; weekends 10am to 5pm. We will close at 2:30pm on December 28th in preparation for the grand re-opening. Lucy will also be closed on Christmas Day.
For further information, contact:
Phone: 609-823-6473, Ext. 5