Donated Statue of Children Reading is Williamsville’s First Public Art

Aug. 8, 2018
Nick and Marcia Roth of Williamsville have donated this cast bronze statue, 'Best Friends,' to the village library. It is on display outside the Williamsville Library along Main Street. (Photo courtesy of the Village of Williamsville)
Nick and Marcia Roth of Williamsville have donated this cast bronze statue, “Best Friends,” to the village library. It is on display outside the Williamsville Library along Main Street.

Move over Shark Girl – Williamsville has its first piece of public art.

A couple who is deeply engaged in village life has donated a cast bronze statue of two children, sitting on a bench reading a book, that was installed Monday in a pocket park between Williamsville Village Hall and the Williamsville Library.

Nick and Marcia Roth paid $6,000 for the statue, named “Best Friends,” which was to be dedicated at a ceremony late Tuesday afternoon in the park along Main Street.

“We’re at the point of our lives where my wife and I believe very much in philanthropy,” Nick Roth said in an interview. “It was the right thing to do.”

Nick Roth is retired from the banking industry, and Marcia is a retired nurse practitioner. Both are active volunteers in Williamsville.
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