Lake Stevens rooster's neck is on the line
“We're sympathetic to the new owner coming into the situation”
New York has the Statue of Liberty. Florence has Michelangelo's David. And Lake Stevens has a 7-foot-tall statue of a rooster outside the Chicken Drive-In. Now, the downtown landmark might have to fly the coop, ... via The Herald
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#1 Jan 25, 2008
check out http://www.savethechicken.org for current news on saving a piece of Lake Stevens tradition.
#2 Feb 5, 2008
As far back as I can remember, THE CHICKEN has been a big part of Lake Stevens' tradition, as well as history. All three (3) of my older brothers graduated from Lake Stevens High School, and I graduated from there thirty (30) years ago, this year. As I was away for twenty (20) years, I'm not sure where all The Chicken has been, but I do remember seeing it every time I came home to visit, and when I moved back about four (4) years ago. Then, it disappeared. Oh, no! I asked where it went, but nobody I knew, knew. When it showed up down-town, at the "New" Chicken Restaurant, I was happy again. You see, back in the 70's EVERY year, the seniors would "steal" The Chicken from atop the restaurant up at Frontier Village, and put it on top of the "Pink Palace": the main building of our high school. It was considered a senior prank - done near the end of each school year! After a few years, the restaurant and school officials half expected it! Then, it was TRADITION! and now it is HISTORY!
I was very sad to see the Pink Palace gone. I guess it could not be kept as a "landmark" even though it was a very, very old building. I think the writing on the entrance said, "Built in 1916"? But The Chicken? Why would he have to go? I wish he could be placed on TOP of the new Chicken Restaurant... but I like to see it beside it, too. Every time I see THE Chicken, it brings back very fond memories, not just of high school, but of ALL of my childhood. From as far back as I can remember, up to graduation in 1978, and on until I moved east in 1984. But anytime you talk to ANYBODY in Lake Stevens (especially someone who has lived here a long time, like my family and ALL the "kids" I went to school with who still live & visit aroud here) and anytime you say THE CHICKEN - they know EXACTLY what you are talking about. With all the chicken farms we had around here, there was only ONE - THE CHICKEN (as "the" denotes there is only one). So please, KEEP a big (7 foot tall) piece of Lake Stevens HISTORY.... It shouldn't cost a thing!!! If it does, put up a jar at the mini-mart, I'm sure we'd be glad to pay for it with our change. But it sure would mean the WORLD to a lot of people! Including everyone I've talked to this last week!
We love our CHICKEN!
Thank you for your time and attention.
#3 Feb 11, 2008
We are at odds not understanding why the chicken needs to go he is not hurting anyone hes just sitting there,The chicken has been around for years And my husband and i have lived in lk.stevens for 25 years And it has been part of us and our kids all there lives and we feel its apolling to think it my have to leave.It makes it a sad day in lk.stevens to see him go.I dont want to see this happen
#4 Jun 1, 2013
Maybe add another mascot?
#5 Jun 24, 2013
I was watching the news the other day and all of a sudden the chicken came to mind. I asked my husband do you remember the chicken? What happened to the chicken? Where is it know? My husband and I both grew-up in Lake Sevens. I never went to school at the Pink Palace but my husband did, I do remember the seniors taking the chicken every year. If I remember right I think that when the new high school was built the chicken visited only a few times. So my question is where is the chicken know?
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