November 6, 1981 • New Improvements Added to Boll Weevil Monument

Mayor G. C. (Don) Donaldson, City Clerk Carl Griffin, Councilmen Billy Bishop and John Lester and staff of the City Engineering Department gathered to officially herald the new additions to the Boll Weevil Monument. There was no public celebration. Improvements, supervised by Griffin, included returning elements that were part of the original monument: a fountain in the base of the monument and a spear-topped fence, similar to the original fence, installed on the top of the base. New elements were lights synchronized with the street lights and decorative wreaths around the outside of the base. The monument was restored with work done by Percy Peckham, Neal Weeks, and Glen Dykes of the City Engineering Department. The new boll weevil was fashioned by Dura Cast of Enterprise. (The Enterprise Ledger, November 6, 1981)