Gautier sets gators loose across the city

GAUTIER, MS (WLOX) - Gautier leaders want everyone to have a little bit of gator pride. Friday, the city unveiled a statue of Gautier's beloved Gator, designed by sculptor Steven Spears.

As part of a year long celebration of Gautier's 25 years of incorporation, 75 fiberglass alligators will be given to area artists to decorate. The sculptures help celebrate Gautier as Nature's Playground.

"In November, we'll be auctioning off these gators," Vivian Daily said. "And the purpose of the auction is to raise money for our cityscape, which will have artwork throughout, a fountain and other public art work."

Officials say the artists are welcome to let their imaginations run wild, as long as it's family friendly.

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