Who knew? They’re erecting a statue of G. K. Chesterton in Ponchatoula, Louisiana:
Dr. [Bob] Benson told the [Ponchatoula] Times he asked sculptor David Wanner of Milwaukee, Wisconsin to create a Chesterton that will look “as if he fell asleep on the train, which he often did, and just got off in Ponchatoula.”
Benson, it seems, is a major Chesterton enthusiast, and is naming his downtown entertainment district for him: the statue, seven feet tall Chesterton himself was six-four will stand at the entrance.
There’s no indication so far whether any Thursday specials will be offered at the establishments therein.
(Via Craig Burrell’s All Manner of Thing.)