Fred and Ann Whitney have challenged area citizens to donate to the Bonnie Dunbar statue that is currently in its planning stages.
The Sunnyside Bronze Committee began commissioning bronze statues in honor of Sunnyside's great historical figures for the community's centennial celebration in 2001.
The Bonnie Dunbar tribute, however, is the first of its kind to honor someone still living.
The couple (Mr. and Mrs. Whitney) says they will match donations for the tribute statue by 10 percent, or up to $10,000.
For more information on how to donate to the cause, contact Bill Flower at (509) 830-5209.