Facebook TwitterA new Lucille Ball statue was unveiled in the late actress’ New York hometown on Saturday, officially replacing the one dubbed “Scary Lucy” that went viral last year after locals claimed it didn’t quite look like her. “Well, it’s been quite a ride,” Celoron Mayor Scott Schrecengost said as he kicked off the unveiling ceremony. “A little over a year ago, we got beat up pretty good.” Schrecengost said that after the controversy over the earlier statue, the town was “bombarded with all kinds of artists that would like to redo the statue.” Hundreds of fans chanting “Lucy! Lucy!” gathered in Lucille Ball Memorial Park in the western New York village of Celoron to watch as the tarp was removed from the statue, made by sculptor Carolyn Palmer. Locals had started a Facebook group in the hopes of getting rid of the statue sculpted by Dave Poulin, at the time calling a “nightmare.” The new bronze statue depicts Ball in a polka-dot dress. The new statue was unveiled on what would have been Ball’s 95th birthday. The beloved star’s birthday is celebrated every year with the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival in nearby Jamestown. Related Topics:I Love LucyScary Lucy Advertisement You may like CBS Announces New “I Love Lucy” Colorized Special Click to comment Trending JoJo Siwa1 day ago JoJo Siwa Will Perform In The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! – Here Are The Details Tiny Christmas4 days ago Watch The Trailer For Lizzy Greene & Riele Downs’ New Christmas Movie! A Christmas Story Live4 days ago A Christmas Story Live – New Sneak Peek at FOX’s Upcoming Live Telecast The Voice2 days ago Jennifer Hudson And Her Team Inspire Everyone With Their Cover of “Let It Be” On The Voice Olaf's Frozen Adventure2 days ago Official Lyric Video For “When We’re Together” From Olaf’s Frozen Adventure a Downey3 days ago Della Reese Passes Away: Roma Downey Shares Beautiful Tribute To Her Friend & Touched By An Angel Co-Star NBC2 days ago NBC Will Air How The Grinch Stole Christmas Friday Everlife3 days ago Everlife Gives a Life Update To Fans After Multi-Year Absence!