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Resident and volunteer postman Gaston gets a statue(you) entrance hall castle Dominiek Savio
Hooglede Gaston Vanpeteghem (62) is in the clouds. The man with a disability lives, since 1965 in the Dominiek Savio Institute in Gits and takes forty years for the dispensation of the post. That deserves recognition, so did the management. Gaston asked and got a private statue.

A statue of yourself is an honor that only a very few people, but Gaston Vanpeteghem may henceforth have in that select club, count. A miniatuurbeeldje of postman Gaston was on Tuesday unveiled in Dominiek Savio and got a nice place in the entrance hall of the castle. It shows Gaston in his glory days as a postman, complete with tricycle. The drawing is from the hand of Koen Vandekindere (52), an artist with a disability. Koen worked for about three months, one day per week in the piece in the clay department of the institute. He based this on a picture of Gaston in his younger years.

Requirements to fulfill

There is a special story behind the creation of the image. In 2018 fourth the Dominiek Savio Institute his sixtieth birthday and on that occasion, the provision for people with a disability, the dream factory to pursue. All the inhabitants were last year invited to their heart's desire on a piece of paper.

“Systematically, we have a number of who wish to to fulfil, is the one desire all that haalbaarder than the other. American actors to Gits get there, for example, not in, but a ride in a cabrio and even a hot air balloon ride have been granted. Gaston's dream of a statue of himself. We have not long to ponder,” says director Eric Van Parys.

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