Library statue dedicated to Priscilla Cole


U.S. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) was on hand at the South Coastal Library on Friday, May 8, to take a tour of the newly renovated library and assist in the unveiling there of a heron sculpture created in memory of Priscilla Cole by local artist Grant Massey.

Coastal Point • Jesse Pryor: Sen. Tom Carper, second from right, joins sculptor Grant Massey, right, to unveil Massey’s heron sculpture at the renovated South Coastal Library. The sculpture is dedicated to the memory of Priscilla Cole, whose parents, George Cole, rear, third from lefCoastal Point • Jesse Pryor
Sen. Tom Carper, second from right, joins sculptor Grant Massey, right, to unveil Massey’s heron sculpture at the renovated South Coastal Library. The sculpture is dedicated to the memory of Priscilla Cole, whose parents, George Cole, rear, third from lef

McLain, Delaney and Merrill Smith, the children of Cindy and Duncan Smith of Ocean View, were on hand as well, as their $700 donation to the library funded the placement of the sculpture, which is located outside and visible from the children’s and cultural sections of the newly expanded library.

The Smith children manned a lemonade stand in their front yard last year while their home was on the Friends of the South Coastal Library’s Beach and Bay Cottage Tour. They donated the proceeds to the Friends of the South Coastal Library, to use for something in memory of Priscilla Cole, the late daughter of Sussex County councilman George Cole and his wife, Geri. The heron sculpture and its presence in the library garden is the result.