I was so happy to see the artist decorated chicken, a project of the Anne Arundel County Arts Council by Charles Lawrence, restored to its post in front of the 7- Eleven store at the corner of Lafayette and West Street last week that I took a photograph for a future blog positing, The decorated chickens are an ongoing arts council project to raise awareness of the Annapolis Arts and Entertainment District. Eventually they will be auctioned off to raise money for arts and education programs. Previously “Chicken of the Sea” had been vandalized and knocked down off its perch and evidently damaged to the extent that it took over a month for repairs. Thus I was pleased it had been repaired and could once again join its fellow chickens at various perches in Annapolis commencing at Westgate Circle.
Imagine my chagrin, when we returned from our morning walk today and found the chicken lying on the ground with a broken leg. Once again, some drunken driver must have hit it on their way out of the parking lot after stopping by the market for some late night munchies. What a shame! They really should have put up a fence or barrier to protect that poor defenseless chicken! At this point, as much as I liked seeing the bird installed at that particular spot, I think it is time to move it (once it is repaired….again) to a safer spot.! Suggestions?