By Paul Schmitt
The picket fence along Lombardi Avenue across from Lambeau Field has a new message and a fresh coat of paint, thanks to a native of Sturgeon Bay. Zane Statz of De Pere, who graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 2010, completed the project last weekend with the help of a friend, Spencer Young. The fence plays on the 100th Anniversary of the Green Bay Packers while featuring eight players from the past eras up to the present day. Statz says they were paid a special visit on Saturday while working on the fence by the president of the Packers.
After 18 hours of painting, the finished artwork on the fence was displayed in time for last Sunday’s Packer game against the Chicago Bears. Statz says this was his third year of painting the fence is already thinking up ideas for next season. You can see a picture of the Packer fence artwork with this story online.
(photo compliments of Zane Statz)