River Eagle sculpture taking shape

Savanna native and artist RJ Castro of Freeport is designing and sculpting a tribute that recognizes Savanna’s Mississippi River environment and its veterans, coordinating the artwork with the city’s new Veterans Memorial. The sculpture, which Castro has named “River Eagle, Citizen’s Sculpture,” will be located along Marquette Park. Bill Haas is pictured recently while plasma-cutting Eagle feathers for the River Eagle sculpture. A $10,000 fundraising goal has been established for the sculpture. Donations for “River Eagle, Citizen’s Sculpture” may be sent to TBK Bank, 229 Main St., Savanna, IL 61074.