Fred Bear Day group working on city park monument project

City council approves placement of Fred Bear statue at the city park near pavilion
John Wejrowski, co-founder and president of Fred Bear Day in Grayling, is working on a project to have a statue of Fred Bear created and then installed at the Grayling city park.
Wejrowski said the cost of the project will be approximately $100,000 and there is a GoFundMe page set up to help raise the money. Go to the Fred Bear Day website at and click on the “Donate Now For Statue Project” link to view it.
Wejrowski said the project effort has secured thousands of dollars already and the plan is to have the statue in place sometime next year. The statue will have a brick pillar base decorated with a plaque. 
The project is making progress, Wejrowski said. 
“We’re really pumping it along,” Wejrowski said.
The Grayling City Council, during a regular meeting on Monday, July 11, approved a request from Wejrowski to allow placement of the Fred Bear monument in the city park near the pavilion, according to approved meeting minutes.
The Fred Bear Day effort is also working on a project to bring a Fred Bear museum to Grayling.
For more information on Fred Bear Day, the Fred Bear statue, and the Fred Bear museum project, visit
Wejrowski said the effort will also feature a booth during the AuSable River Festival.

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Phone: 989-348-6811
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