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"Winnie the Pooh" Statue Gets New Foundation

KENNWICK, Wash.--After hibernating for a few weeks, the "Winnie-the-Pooh" carved statue is back in the community spotlight.

With the help of a tow truck, Pooh's 350 pound frame was lifted up and gently placed on the two-foot cement monument.

John Aichele of Aichele's Custom Masonry and his fiancee, Diana, saw our show and felt compelled to help.

But it was the actions of a young girl that made John realize how important this project was.

"With this little six-year-old girl here, Marissa, leaving a note," mentions Aichele. The realization came along that it is important and I'm glad to be apart of it.

Homeowner's Bob and Jette Cluck were very excited to have Pooh standing tall in the front yard of their Kennewick home.

Over the last eight years, the cluck's say hundreds of people have stopped by, asking if they can have their picture taken with the statue.

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