“Save The Gemini Giant! Wilmington RT 66 Landmark!”

Ryan Jandura just announced his goal is to raise $100,000 to save the Giant So far, he’s off to a good start, already collecting $1,755 from 25 donations in one day as reported by the Joliet Patch.  Jandura explained he has lived in Wilmington the past 14 years. “I started following the Gemini Giant’s story when we moved here, as I can remember as a child coming through Wilmington on Rt 53 with my parents and Grandparents to fish and visit Ben Franklin, and see the Giant standing proudly to welcome all to town,” Jandura explained to people who find his GoFundMe.” Jandura noted that Barker is planning to auction off the Gemini Giant and its rights come March 20 and that the auction bidding starts at $100,000. “I have raised money for numerous individuals and organizations in the past. I actually helped the current owner of the Launching Pad raise money by making RT 66 jewelry for them to sell at their gift shop before they reopened the restaurant. So, I do have a vested interest in what happens to this monument,” Jandura announced.

What are his intentions for the Gemini Giant? “It is my goal to raise enough money to purchase the statue and move it to a safe location along rt. 66 in its hometown of Wilmington, IL,” he posted on GoFundMe.

If you want to donate to the cause or let your friends know about it, here is the GoFundMe link for the “Save The Gemini Giant! Wilmington RT 66 Landmark!

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