ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — There’s one thing missing from the new Roanoke Fire-EMS Station 7 building, but that missing piece will be resolved this weekend.
On Saturday, Feb. 13, Roanoke Fire-EMS will celebrate the homecoming of Trojan Dog as it is brought to its new home from its current location at the Raleigh Court Library.
Personnel will help to relocate the installation with a grand homecoming filled with lights and sirens.
The dog will be transported from the Raleigh Court Library starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, down Grandin Road to Memorial Avenue and permanently housed at the new Fire-EMS Station 7 building.
The installation has been an adored fixture in the Raleigh Court neighborhood for over a decade.
The artist, Ann Glover, first showcased this piece in the City’s Second Art in Roanoke Temporary Exhibition in 2010.
Glover created the first version of the dog out of marine paint and plywood.
After an 18-month stint, the neighborhood rallied to work with the artist and the City to make the piece a permanent fixture in 2011.
Glover fashioned her second version of the piece — what is seen today — working with 4DD Studios, a local fabricating firm, to enhance its sustainability in elements outside to extend its lifespan.
“We are excited to finally bring this cherished installation back home! Ann Glover, the artist, will also be in attendance to welcome the Trojan Dog back home.”Statement from Roanoke Fire-EMS
The event is scheduled to take place rain, snow or shine at the new Station 7 building from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday.