Brian Hamacher

Margate Honors Late Actress Kaye Stevens With Statue

The late actress Kaye Stevens, who often used to post signs next to her nameplate that read "Hello, Margate" when she was on game shows, will be honored by her hometown.

The city will unveil a 5-foot-10 bronze statue of Stevens on Tuesday night at the park that bears her name.

Sarah Blake, marketing manager for Margate's Community Redevelopment Agency, tells the Sun-Sentinel that the statue is a way to honor Stevens' memory since she always promoted the area.

Mayor Tommy Ruzzano says he liked the idea of honoring Stevens with a statue instead of a plaque or a bust. In 2004, the actress moved to Summerfield, north of Orlando, to work in a Christian ministry. She died in 2011 at age 79.

The statue costs $32,000 and sits atop a $10,800 pedestal.

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