People pose with a statue of famous popcorn legend Orville Redenbacher in Valparaiso late last summer.
Valparaiso - Peter Peuquet, CEO of Chester, Inc., puts his arm around a statue of Orville Redenbacher after an unveiling of the statue at Central Park Plaza in Valparaiso, Tuesday, September 4, 2012. Redenbacher and partner Charlie Bowman bought the George F. Chester and Son seed corn plant …
Orville Redenbacher's daughter, Gail Tuminello, and artist Lou Cella unveil a statue of Redenbacher sitting on a park bench in Valparaiso.
A statue of Orville Redenbacher sitting on a park bench is unveiled Tuesday during a ceremony in Valparaiso. Redenbacher and partner Charlie Bowman started Chester Hybrids in 1951 while developing their famous popcorn in Valparaiso.
Abagail Igarta, left, with the city of Valparaiso Redevelopment Commission, and Barbie Johnson, with the Valparaiso Parks Department, kiss the newly unveiled Orville Redenbacher statue Tuesday at Central Park Plaza in Valparaiso.
Orville Redenbacher's daughter, Gail Tuminello, fixes a bow tie prop on a statue of her famous father after it was unveiled to the public in Valparaiso.
Gail Tuminello of Valpariso talks about her father, Orville Redenbacher, during an interview at her home.
A set of four bowties worn by popcorn legend Orville Redenbacher.
This bottle was one of the first distributed as Orville Redenbacher's gourmet popping corn and was given to his daughter Gail Tuminello of Valpariso.
Orville Redenbacher's daughter, Gail Tuminello, of Valpariso holds one of the first jars of her father's popcorn.
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