If you haven't yet visited the 57 fiberglass donkey statues scattered across Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention, the next few weeks will be the last chance to see them in one city. The statues will be uninstalled by the end of the month, and most of them have already been claimed by their corresponding delegations.
The Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee for the DNC in July installed 57 fiberglass donkey statues as part of the Donkeys Around Town program, each statue representing 50 states, five U.S. territories, Washington, D.C., and Democrats Abroad.
Originally the statues were meant to be on display until Sept. 5, but they will be removed and put into storage on Aug. 23, due to the high level of maintenance they require, according to PHLDNC, which held a press conference on Wednesday.
Volunteers were responsible for the statue maintenance, but now that the DNC is over, there are fewer volunteers. The statues will be stored at ClientLink, a distribution warehouse in Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania, while they're crated and shipped to their home state or put up for auction in Philadelphia.
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