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City of Aberdeen prepares for Kurt Cobain Day, needs local youth to help

February 4, 2014

The City of Aberdeen is preparing for Kurt Cobain Day on February 20th to commemorate Cobain’s birthday, and are looking for local youth to be a part of the process.

The Aberdeen Museum of History will be transferring the cement statue of Cobain, sculpted by local artist Randi Hubbard, into their Aberdeen Music Experience exhibit and need some assistance. According to Mayor Bill Simpson, they are looking for local youth in need of community service hours to help prepare the statue to be moved.

The exhibit already contains a couch that Kurt Cobain slept on, items left by fans from all over the world, Nirvana t-shirts, and numerous other items.

The gift shop also has new books added as well as posters and CDs, some signed by former Nirvana drummer Aaron Burckhard.

Kurt Cobain Day within Aberdeen is scheduled on February 20th, but the City plans to expand the day into a series of events to celebrate what would be Cobain’s 47th birthday. The day will be recognized yearly within the city.

Simpson told KXRO that they hope to clean and move the statue within the next week.

Any youth looking for community service can contact Mayor Simpson at Aberdeen City Hall at (360) 537-3227.

Nirvana's first drummer, Aaron Burckhard, poses with Randi Hubbard's statue of Kurt. The statue is now in Hubbs Muffler shop. Gillian G. Gaar/Examiner.com

Nirvana’s first drummer, Aaron Burckhard, poses with Randi Hubbard’s statue of Kurt. The statue is now in Hubbs Muffler shop.
Gillian G. Gaar/Examiner.com

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