Iconic Blues Brothers Will Be Back in Old Forge to Give Back
The iconic Blues Brothers statues will be back in Old Forge to give back. They'll just have a new home next Summer. The statues will call a new Old Forge business home every few weeks and the money raised will be given to charity.
Before the brothers left their home at Bald Mountain Colony after 18 years, the brothers had quite the send off. "They came to life," says owner Mello Testa."
They belong in Old Forge and now even more people will see them. I just want them to continue to make people smile
During the Labor Day weekend, the two men who play the Blues Brothers arrived at Testa's camp for a party. "They did a couple of performances right on the dock. The people coming through the channel went berserk," says Testa. "They even assumed the exact position in the chairs, to the point of the belly sticking out and the tie moved to the location where it needed to be."
The brothers are now on neighborhood watch. "They are under my car port on my property and we're doing to touch them up a bit," says Testa.
Plans for next Summer are for the famous statues to head back up North. "They are not going back to that site," Testa says. "They are going back to Old Forge. The Blues Brothers were all about saving an orphanage and raising money. I had several calls from businesses so they are going to spend a few weeks at a different business over the Summer."
All the money raised will go towards a charity. Something Mello still has to work out. "I don't have a charity in mind but if anyone has suggestions I'm open to hearing them. They belong in Old Forge and now even more people will see them. I just want them to continue to make people smile."