JK Moving & Storage Rounds Up the Herd for Loudoun County
"Horsing Around Loudoun" art program set to benefit local organizations.
December 13, 2005 - Sterling, VA—Round 'em up boys! The herd is moving into position! Just in time for the holiday season, JK Moving & Storage gallops into town to save the day, guiding a collection of fiberglass steeds to their ultimate resting places throughout Loudoun County.
No, Sterling-based JK has not really "gone cowboy;" but they are playing a major role in support of "Horsing Around Loudoun," a countywide, outdoor arts project directed by the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber has commissioned production of 25 life-size horse sculptures, to be transformed by local artists into unique works of art. The horses, decorated to showcase the creative talents of each individual artist, will stand guard at various sites throughout the county for residents and visitors to enjoy through late March. Following the streetside exhibits, the horses will be auctioned off next spring, with proceeds benefiting Oatlands Plantation, the Loudoun Arts Council and the Loudoun Therapeutic Riding Foundation.
Sixteen of the horses are scheduled for delivery this week, with the first batch hitting the streets tomorrow, Wednesday, December 14. "JK Moving & Storage is supporting our efforts through various stages of the project," said Bob Steere, Chief Operating Officer for the Loudoun Chamber. "The horses are first shipped from Nebraska to JK's offices. From there, JK will deliver them to the individual artists. Once completed, JK will then transport the final creations to their display locations."
According to JK Executive Vice President Steve Kuhn, the connection is a natural. "This is a great showcase project for our community," Kuhn said. "The horses represent the lifestyle and personality of Loudoun County while the art element ads a degree of fun and flourish. "We're thrilled to support this project anyway we can."
The largest independent moving company in the Washington metropolitan area and the third-largest in the nation, JK has been honored through numerous industry awards, accolades and professional achievements. But above all else, JK Moving & Storage is perhaps proudest of what they give back to the community.