Friday, December 29, 2006

Red Returns!

In a July edition of Spanning the State, we noted that Scio's town mascot had met an untimely demise at the paws of a local canine.

Residents greatly mourned the passing of Scio's avian friend. So much so that had him stuffed:

Big Red, the tiny town of Scio's beloved mascot killed in July by a dog, is coming home to roost for good. A taxidermist has mounted the Rhode Island Red, and the rooster's owners plan an unveiling for January, when 250 figurines made in his likeness should arrive from China.

Sheesh. Red doesn't even get Oregon-made likenesses. Poor banty.

Presumably Red will be come a part of the fixtures at the Scio Feed and Country Store, the place he frequented in town.