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May 30, 2008

Milwaukee to Unveil Bronzie Fonzie

The Fonz
AP Photo

by Beata Loyfman

If it wasn't for the incredible sleuthing skills of TMZ, the most important event of the year might have come and gone with little fanfare. Luckily, word got out. On August 19, the city of Milwaukee will unveil its newest treasure: A bronze statue of cultural icon Arthur Fonzarelli, a.k.a. the Fonz!

And that's not all. An entire day of activities on the Riverwalk will be dedicated to the unveiling, including a free custard social and an appearance by the cast of Happy Days. Marion Ross, Tom Bosley, Erin Moran, Don Most, and of course, Henry Winkler himself will be on hand to reprise their roles.

Click here for news and event details, and here for a tutorial on the origins of Milwaukee by noted anthropologist Alice Cooper.

Want to take part in the festivities? Check out how after the jump.

The Pfister
The Pfister's lobby.
American Heritage

Event organizers have set aside rooms for out-of-town guests at the InterContinental Milwaukee for a special rate of $129 per night. When booking, mention the code word FNZ (yes, seriously).

For a bit more Victorian glamour, check in at The Pfister, where a drink at the 23rd-floor martini lounge and a massage at Well Spa might be just the thing after a happy day.

By the way, August 19 is also the due date for Angelina Jolie's twins. Coincidence? We think not.


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