The Golden Lady Mermaid, a statue donated by Norfolk City, Virginia, USA as a symbol of its sisterhood with Cagayan de Oro City was unveiled today at City Hall.

The statue actually arrived in the city last 2010 and was planned to be installed at the “Duaw Park” but did not materialize. Photos below show former City Mayor Constantino Jaraula together with delegates from Norfolk City during the unveiling of the statue at the City Tourism Hall. (photos from Cagayan de Oro City Info Network facebook page)

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The “Golden Lady” was designed by Michael Cloud Butler & Sylvia Nery-Strickland and was shown in an exhibit in the US last 2010. A screenshot of the first unveiling in 2010 is shown below. (LINK)

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Below is a brief description of the mermaid statue. (from Sylvia Nery-Strickland facebook page)

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The “Golden Lady” as exhibited in 2010. (from Sylvia Nery-Strickland facebook page)

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Mermaids are actually Norfolk City’s symbol. You can find mermaids throughout Norfolk City.

The itinerary of the delegates from Norfolk City is shown below. (from Norfolk Sister City Association facebook page)

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With plans of the riverside park called “Duaw Park” now being revived, the Golden Lady Mermaid might just soon find its home in the city.

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