UMass Lowell's 'Bobble Jack' Takes Final Nod

11/30/2003
By For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224

Lowell -- For those who missed their chance to secure an authentic Jack Kerouac Bobblehead doll over the summer, the UMass Lowell English Department will place 200 of the highly sought-after dolls on sale Sunday, December 14, at the Downtown Barnes & Noble in Lowell, from 1 to 3 p.m.

The tax-deductible price of $35 will benefit the English Department's Kerouac Programs such as the Writer-in-Residence and the Kerouac Scholarship awarded each spring. There will be a limit of two dolls per customer.

The Kerouac bobbleheads made their debut as a giveaway at the Lowell Spinners' Kerouac Night held last August. The evening was co-sponsored by the English Department. The several hundred dolls were scooped up within the first few hours after tickets went on sale. This batch of 200 dolls, which the department ordered after the initial event, are likely to be the last made available to the public.

Prof. Hilary Holladay, English, coordinator of the event, said, "The department will probably co-sponsor another Kerouac Night at LeLacheur Park in 2004, but I'm pretty sure it won't be another bobblehead."

For information, contact Holladay at (978) 934-4195.