Posted on October 22, 2018

‘Celebrate Diversity’ Statue Unveiled in Downtown Clarksburg, WV, Friday Afternoon

Charles Young, Exponent Telegram, October 19, 2018

Clarksburg city officials unveiled a new addition to the downtown landscape Friday.

The “Celebrate Diversity” statue, a privately funded bronze statue depicting four small children holding hands, is located on the front lawn of the Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library.


The statue is representative of the city’s diverse population, [Mayor Cathy] Goings said.

“In light of everything that’s going on in the country today, we thought it was appropriate to have this statue here in the heart of the city,” she said. “Clarksburg is a very diverse community.”

Clarksburg Vice Mayor Jim Malfregeot said the statue is yet another improvement to the downtown area.


The statue is the most recent downtown beautification effort undertaken by the city, Goings said.