Pam Losey, President and Founder of the Cary-Grove Historical Society, was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Cary-Grove's meeting this morning. Pam discussed their newest project, which is to install a bronze bust of William Dennison Cary (founder of Cary) in the Jaycee Park located along Three-Oaks Road. The Historical Society is hoping to have the bust completed by early summer. William is one of the first settlers of the area, purchasing 80+ acres of land in 1841 for the lofty price of $1.25 per acre. 
 
The bust is being sculptured by artist, Guy J Bellaver, who was also in attendance at this morning's meeting. The sculpture is being designed after a photo of Cary that was taken in the 1840 time-frame. Guy explained his process for creating the 1 1/2 time life-size bust as well as the process that will be used to convert the clay prototype into a bronze bust. He has fashioned numerous works in Pennsylvania, Geneva and St. Charles, IL. More information about his works can be found at his website http://bellaverstudios.com