by Madison White Franks
KILMARNOCK—The Town of Kilmarnock has become the most recent locality to sign on for a display of watermen’s boots to honor the working men and women of the Chesapeake Bay.
Council member Rebecca Nunn moved that the town council approve the purchase of the$4,000 boots at its brief meeting Monday; council member Michael Sutherland seconded it and the motion passed, 6-0.
“These boots are huge fiberglass watermen’s boots” said council member Michael Sutherland. They are part of the regional Watermen’s Way public art project designed to promote tourism in our area.
The local boots will be creatively decorated by the Rappahannock Art League in themes that reflect the importance of the watermen, said deputy town manager Susan Cockrell.
Watermen’s Way boots can be rented or purchased and placed in front of local businesses. Contact Cockrell, 435-1552, extension 25.