Mayor Honored with Bronze Sculpture

Photo by Lania Rocha

Grand Blanc Mayor Susan Soderstrom realized another one of her dreams for the city in August when the DPW installed a large bronze sculpture in Physicians Park. “I had seen this sculpture a while ago and I just loved it,” Soderstrom said of the piece entitled Arbor Children. “I just loved the floral jump rope and the kids playing. I thought it was perfect for the park. I’m thrilled about it.” The sculpture depicts a boy and a girl playing with a floral garland. The Randolph Rose Collection of Yonkers, New York, produced the sculpture. The Soderstrom family purchased it and gifted it to the city.

A plaque that accompanies the sculpture indicates the family’s intention was to honor Soderstrom’s years of service as a member of the City Council from 1999 to 2011, and as mayor since 2011. Soderstrom said the installation is part of the overall beautification of the city, and she hopes it inspires others to do the same. “I hope it brings a lot of smiles to the families who utilize the park,” she said. The sculpture is located near the playground and splash pad.

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