Save Ziggy: The Strongsville Water Tower Project

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Tom Wilson (August 1, 1931 – September 16, 2011), creator of the Ziggy comic and head of the creative team that developed such character licensing blockbusters as Strawberry Shortcake and Care Bears., lived most of his life in Cleveland's suburbs -- and left his mark on Strongsville.

Back in the 1970s, a group of students jumped the fence and scaled the ladder to write "Ziggy 75" on the city's water tower. When Wilson heard about it, he offered to do the teens one better. The fire department lifted the artist up to the tower, where he hand-painted his cartoon character next to Strongsville's official mascot, the mustang.

In 2018, Strongsville's water tower is due for a sprucing-up, including a fresh coat of green paint. The Cleveland Water Department has agreed to repaint the tower. But what does this mean for Ziggy? Unfortunately, the character, who has watched over the town since 1975, will be erased.

I'm creating this petition in hopes that we can SAVE ZIGGY, so that we may continue to commemorate the life of a local artist who represented us on a national stage, as well as preserve a bit of Strongsville's history.



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