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Reward Now $2,500 for the Return of Statue Stolen from Uptown Columbus

Aug 4, 2021

For Immediate Release – August 4, 2021



Ed Wolverton, Uptown Columbus President



Reward Now $2,500 for the Return of Statue Stolen from Uptown Columbus


Columbus, GA:  The reward for the safe return of the May Flower statue now stands at $2,500.  The statue was stolen from the corner of 10th Street and Broadway in the early morning hours of April 11th.


Piedmont Columbus Regional has donated an additional $1,500 to expand the reward fund if the statue is recovered by November 5, 2021.  Columbus Regional Health purchased the original May Flower girl statue in 2008 and donated it to Uptown Columbus, Inc.  The company did this as a gesture of goodwill from the healthcare system to the community and as a reminder of the city’s promising future.


“To us, the return of the May Flower statue is worth more than trying to understand who removed it and why. We’d just like to see it back as part of Uptown’s outdoor public art scene again,” said Joel Ames, Director / Community Relations. “Our reward is simply to get the statue back, not to prosecute anyone.”


Uptown Columbus Incorporated manages the public art program in conjunction with ArtBeat.   This particular sculpture depicts a young girl in rain gear with her head held up to catch rain drops on her tongue. The sculpture was fabricated by artist Susan Geissler. 


For additional information, contact Uptown Columbus Incorporated at 706.596.0111.  Leads can also be provided at Det. W. Haywood at 706.225.4298 or  To remain anonymous, call 706.653.3188 or text “VACS” plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES).