The Morgantown Brewing Company hosted a silent auction fundraiser on Saturday night for the Colonel Zackquill Morgan Statue that will be displayed on Spruce Street.
Morgan is the first known settler of West Virginia.
This is one of many fundraiser's over the last year to raise money for the statue.
Artist Jamie Lester, explained his favorite part of sculpting, "The challenge of translating the design and idea into three dimensions in clay is what always excites me and makes it worth while."
This will be Lester's third statue in Morgantown, he is currently working on the life-sized statue and is looking forward to seeing it finished for people to enjoy.