POSTED: Friday, August 27, 2010 - 4:24pm
UPDATED: Friday, August 27, 2010 - 4:35pm
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - A life-size bronze statue of famed rock and roller Buddy Holly is being moved at his hometown of Lubbock.
The transfer process began Friday as workers renovate a nearby broken fountain and prepare to open a new city park named for Holly, who died in a 1959 plane crash in Iowa.
Randy Truesdell with the Parks and Recreation Department told KCBD-TV that the statue and plaques will be taken to Texas Bronze, a company run by Steve Teeters.
Truesdell says Teeters will be cleaning and refurbishing the statue and will house it at his business before the items, part of the West Texas Walk of Fame, are installed at the park. Truesdell says the city does not want to risk any damage because of multiple moves.
The original plan was to store the items at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.