This life-size bronze statue, “Dad’s Surprise,” by Anaconda artist Fred Boyer, will be dedicated at a ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, at AWARE’s Center for Excellence, 200 Polk St., Anaconda. Speakers will include AWARE CEO Larry Noonan, Boyer and Lt. Gov. Angela McLean. “Dad’s Surprise” represents the miners, smelter workers and blue-collar workers of Anaconda, Butte and Deer Lodge who worked hard to build their communities. The statue depicts a man holding his son while his daughter eagerly peers into his lunch box to see the surprise he brought home for them at the end of his shift. AWARE’s Center for Excellence serves children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, especially those with autism.