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Bronze statue donated to The Legacy thanks to Kate Weis Trust

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Bronze statue donated to The Legacy thanks to Kate Weis Trust

In early October, a special piece of bronze art was celebrated at The Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center in Gillette, Wyoming. The Golden Years is a depiction of the artist, Austin Weishel’s grandparents’ true and everlasting love.

Austin has a passion for firefighting and being a sculptor, every piece of art he creates has a real-life meaning. Austin hopes that The Golden Years statue, “brings joy to both the folks who live at The Legacy and the employees who generously care for them like family.” You can learn more about Austin online at or on his Facebook page.

The sculpture was purchased and donated by the Kate Weis Trust. The Kate Weis Trust funds capital improvement projects for Campbell County Health and was created by Kate Weis, a long-time Campbell County, Wyoming resident who worked as a nurse’s aide for many years at CCMH. Since the Kate Weis Trust’s inception in 1973, more than $1.2 million of capital items has been donated to Campbell County Health, including items at Pioneer Manor, The Legacy and Campbell County Memorial Hospital. Often those items are for patient’s and resident’s enjoyment such as this piece of art, the grand piano in the Great Room. Sometimes the items donated are out of necessity, such as the vans used to take residents to appointments.

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