Elvis in Fairpark

By Courtsey

The Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Tupelo Elvis Presley Fan Club are installing a lifesize Elvis statue in Fairpark.

This is from the Twitter feed of the CVB’s executive director (@cnealmccoy) of the statue in progress. Bill Beckwith has been hired to do the sculpture. Beckwith’s other works include Chief Piomingo in Fairpark, BB King in Indianola and William Faulkner on Oxford’s Square.

The CVB board voted to pay $50,000 for the statue. The fan club was fundraising for the remaining $25,000 to $30,000. The CVB hopes to unveil the statue in August.