Sidewalk of Stars Moves to Forum Theatre

Published 06/23 2014 04:10PM

Updated 06/23 2014 05:09PM

The Binghamton Walk of Fame will soon have a new home at the Forum Theatre.

The stars are moving from the sidewalk at the Metro Center on Court Street to the Forum.

The Walk of Fame began 22 years ago as a tribute to Rod Serling of the Twilight Zone.

Since then it's honored 43 more people, including symphony conductor Fritz Wallenberg and cartoonist Johnny Hart.

Many of the stars have loosened and broken over the years due to snow and plows driving over them.

Debbie Preston, who is a Broome County Executive, says it's important to move the Walk of Fame to a more visible and accessible location.

"During the winter season, when there is snow on the ground, these markers are often covered and they're not seen. So, we want to change that. We want to make sure that these people and their contributions are not forgotten and they are given the proper recognition that they so deserve," said Preston.

Preston says the new location is fitting because the stars will now be at the center of the arts community.

The project will start right away and take about a month to complete.

The city and county will be doing the work themselves.

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