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IN OCTOBER the VÚB Foundation is giving the public the opportunity to decide which of eight historical monuments will be renovated with help from the foundation. On the www.vub.sk/sochy webpage, a person can choose which of the eight sculptures that will be, the foundation’s press release stated.

IN OCTOBER the VÚB Foundation is giving the public the opportunity to decide which of eight historical monuments will be renovated with help from the foundation. On the www.vub.sk/sochy webpage, a person can choose which of the eight sculptures that will be, the foundation’s press release stated.

The VÚB Foundation has nominated eight sites this year: a statue of Ján Hollý in Madunice; allegorical statues in front of the SNP Theatre in Martin; a statue of Ján Kollár in Mošovce; a statue of P. O. Hviezdoslav in Námestovo; a statue of Matej Bel in Očová; Piešťany’s statues of ancient gods; a statue of M. R. Štefánik in Predmier; and a monument to battles against the Ottomans in Veľké Vozokany. Even though all the sites are in need of renovation only the one site chosen by voters on the website will receive financial assistance from the foundation. The winner will be announced after the polling closes on October 31.

Last year residents of Trnava were able to save their clock tower on St John the Baptist’s cathedral after the Sme daily published preliminary results showing that the Trnava site was polling last. The publicity changed the clock tower’s fate and it ended in first place just a few days before the end of poll.

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