Holden and Phoebe Goodell Judson Fund


Artist’s Rendering by Rick Mullen, Copyright 2007

What a better way to celebrate the 125th year of a community that cares than by putting Lynden’s founding family on Front Street in Lynden!

Fundraising has ramped up for the Holden and Phoebe Goodell Judson Fund statue project, a Foundation Fiscal Sponsorship. The bronze replica of Lynden founders, Holden and Phoebe Judson sitting on a park bench will be placed prominantly in Lynden. A historical plaque near the statue will tell of the interconnection of the Judson, Goodell, Allyn and Roeder families from their travels to the Northwest on the Oregon Trail in the 1850s.

The Judsons eventually settled at Lynden and the Roeders were prominent in Bellingham history. Local sculptor, Bob McDermott (the creator of the Dirty Dan Harris and J.J. Donovan bronze statues in Fairhaven to name a few) is working on the project.

Named bricks are available for $100 each to create a plaza or courtyard area around the statue. If you would like to donate to this project or have a paver engraved, please complete the form below (we have provided an online version of the form to save on paper, however if you would like to mail a form in with your check, please print this PDF version and mail with your check (payable to Whatcom Community Foundation with Judson statue project in the memo line) to:

Whatcom Community Foundation
1500 Cornwall Avenue, Ste 202
Bellingham, WA 98225

Online gift and paver instructions:

1. Click the following link for to fill out the online paver form

2. Click the following link to make an online gift to the project