The campaign to immortalize whiskey baron and community builder Hiram Walker with a larger-than-life $400,000 sculpture received a $70,000 boost Friday.

Five organizations presented cheques to help fund the bronze artwork, which is expected to be unveiled next spring at a city-owned location at Riverside Drive and and Devonshire Road, directly across from the distillery — still the largest distillery in North America — which Walker created in 1858.

The Windsor-Essex Community Foundation  and the Windsor Port Authority each gave $25,000. Walkerville Brewery gave $10,000. And the liquor companies associated with the Hiram Walker business (Pernod Rickard) and Walker’s famous Canadian Club brand (Beam Suntory) each gave $5,000.

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