Jerrie Mock Aviation Pioneer Sculpture Fund

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Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock, born November 22, 1925 in Newark, Ohio, was the first woman to fly solo around the world. The trip, which began on March 19, 1964 and ended on April 17, 1964 took 29 days, with 21 stopovers, and covered almost 22,860 miles.

Jerrie now resides in Quincy, Florida. Among many other commemorations of her feat (but no statue yet!) is a plaque bearing her accomplishments in the Tallahassee Regional Airport's Aviation Wall of Fame.

In the photo to the right, Susan Reid, younger sister of Geraldine Mock, poses with a model of the Cessna 180, "Spirit of Columbus," which she flew on her round-the-world trip (now in the Smithsonian), and the mockup of the proposed statue to honor her in Newark, Ohio.

The fund-raising goal for the statue to honor Jerrie Mock is $45,000. The sculpture commission will begin once funds are raised.

The statute, when completed, will become a permanent fixture in LeFevre Courtyard, located at The Works: Center for History, Art & Technology. Over 60,000 people visit this museum annually.

Contributions should be made to:
The Licking County Foundation
PO Box 4212
Newark, Ohio
Gifts are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Make the check out to The Licking Foundation. In the memo line or accompanying letter, state that it is for the Jerrie Mock Statue fund.

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