Tall Paul Needs a Facelift! (Phase 1)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 (All day)

Thanks to Preservation Committee Chairman, John Weiss, for providing the following information.

Tall Paul.jpgTall Paul, the Hot Dog man in Atlanta, IL, needs painting.

Back in 2003, we removed Paul from his long time home in Berwyn, Illinois. We moved him to my home for a complete restoration. In 2004 he was erected in his new home in Atlanta. Since then, tens of thousands of people from around the world have come to visit the gentle giant.

However, his face is a bit cracked at the area that originally was shot out with a shotgun blast. His paint is shabby looking all over him and his famous hot dog is not very appetizing looking.

Due to his size and configuration this project will be done in two parts. I will go there
May 15th to work on the face. On Saturday May 19th we will paint the rest of him. (I will really need help setting up scaffolding) This will be a challenge. The first time he was painted he was in pieces on the ground.

So, I will need a couple of people to help me on May 15th, for the face.

The main group work day is Saturday May 19th at 9:30 AM.

Everyone will be assigned a specific part of the giant to paint. Ace Hardware paint
division will once again provide the custom paint needed for this as they originally did.

This project will be fun and rewarding. Being part of this is like preserving
living history. Add to this the wonderful camaraderie of like minded people and it all
adds up to you having some feel-good days.

Let’s not forget our motto, “We Work For Food." Atlanta will provide lunch with Tall Paul. I wonder what would be appropriate to eat that day? I will also try to arrange some pie.

It would help to have some idea of who and how many to expect so please call John Weiss at 815-458-6616 to let him know you're coming to help out.

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