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POSTED: February 16, 2017 3:18 p.m.
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Erin Still, left, helps her mother Nancy Brewer touch the new elephant statue Thursday morning since she cannot see it following its installation at City Park Stadium. Brewer is the wife of the late James "Bimbo" Brewer, and Still is his daughter. The statue is a gift from Jack Frost, a connoisseur of the arts and owner of Memorial Park Funeral Homes.

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A 5-ton marble elephant was installed at City Park Stadium on Thursday morning at the home team entrance where Gainesville High football players make their traditional “elephant walk.”

Jack Frost, a connoisseur of the arts and owner of Memorial Park Funeral Home, donated the marble elephant.

The elephant weighs 9,986 pounds and stands about 7 feet tall.



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