PHOENIX — A memorial bench coming to the Phoenix Zoo will let you hang out with beloved characters from the longest running kids show in Valley history, Wallace & Ladmo.
The bench will feature life-sized statues of Wallace, Ladmo and Gerald, sculpted by Arizona artist Neil Logan.
It will be installed this fall near the zoo’s main lake.
Rita Davenport, former KPHO host and president of the Wallace & Ladmo Foundation, said in a release that the Phoenix Zoo best represents the spirit of the show.
“It’s a multi-generational gathering place that showcases kids and animals—near and dear to us all. In the end, this was the only place that felt exactly right,” Davenport said.
On Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 9 p.m., the Phoenix Zoo and the Wallace & Ladmo Foundation will host a soft launch at the future location of the bench.
Pat McMahon, who played “Gerald,” David Thompson, son of “Wallace,” and Robin Kwiatkowski, son of “Ladmo,” will all be at the event.
The three will pose on a temporary bench in the exact spot where the bronze memorial will be installed. Historical memorabilia from the show will also be displayed.