The City of Terre Haute is creating a Walk of Fame to recognize residents and individuals that spent their formative years in the Wabash Valley and have made a significant and positive contribution to their profession and impact on the history or culture of the Wabash Valley.
"This is going to be a very impressive project by the time all is said and done," said Fred Nation, an official with Hulman and Co. and a member of the Walk of Fame committee.
The cost of making the plaques is being donated by Gartland Foundry, a business with deep roots in Terre Haute, said William Grimes, president of the company. Making the initial mold for the plaques will cost several thousand dollars, and each plaque will involve hundreds more dollars in setup and production costs, he said.
"We just feel it's important," Grimes said. "We're glad to be a part of it."