A familiar face has a new home in Broome County.
Gronk the Dinosaur of B.C Comic’s fame has had one of his statues placed in the lobby of the Kauffman’s Southern Tier Incubator.
B.C comic’s creator Johnny Hart was an Endicott Native.
Gronk is no stranger to the area as his likeness has been the symbol of parks in Broome County.
You can see him on the welcome signs at area Parks such as Dorchester, Otsiningo and Cole.
Research Foundation for Binghamton University Member Eric Krohn says he wants the statue to be a symbol for what has been accomplished here and for what more can be done in this area.
“I hope that when people come here and actually see Gronk sitting in our lobby that they’re inspired. They’re inspired to start that company that they always dreamt of doing. To do that project, that art or do that extra effort because anything can happen in the Southern Tier,” he said.
There were about 20 Gronk statues created in total as part of a public art project in Binghamton.
They were displayed in multiple places over the years including the Oakdale Mall and City Hall.
On hand for the unveiling were current cartoonists at John Hart Studio’s along with Patti Hart, Johnny’s daughter.