City approves $2.8 Million Miller Plaza statue of Ralphie May

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It was announced earlier this morning that the City of Chattanooga has approved a $2.8 million statue of Chattanooga Native and funny man Ralphie May.

The statue will be erected in the heart of Miller Plaza. Officials say much of the area’s seating will have to be removed.

ralphieThe project has been granted to River City Company, who placed the project ahead of any plans for revamping the Miller Plaza area.

“Since Mr. May is a larger individual, and he will be the first to tell you that in a grueling hour and a half set, a larger supply of materials are needed to complete the statue, no pun intended” said chief River City statue architect Todd Dabble.

Future plans of local celebrity monuments include Dennis Haskins, whose statue will pop up at random places for people to take a picture with and post on random social networking websites.