Residents of Sumner are asking thieves to return a landmark that was stolen this week. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Resident Teresa Woody:
The Goose Bench used to sit in front of the Sumner Tavern. “Everybody used to come by and it was just beautiful. And they’d sit on the bench and have their pictures taken,” said Woody, “And it just means a lot to the community.”
Woody said the theft is especially for the difficult because Donald Dean, on of the owners of the Sumner Tavern, and Eddie Epperson, the man who hand-carved the bench, both recently passed away.
The bench is a standard-sized wooden bench, but the back is carved and painted to look like a Canadian Goose.