Sculptures representing the stories of a writer Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė in Joniškėlis
Opposite Gabrielė Petkevičaitė-Bitė gymnasium, across the street, next to the old cemetery, there stand three oak sculptures, which immortalized the writer’s books. They were unveiled in July 2007. These sculptures are like open books, where the words about family values (“Vilkienė“), love to the motherland (“Tėvas ir sūnus”) and sacrifice for humanity (“Nutrūko styga“) are carved. On the wooden sculpture “Tėvas ir Sūnus” (“Father and Son”) we can read these words: “The ashes of our Ancestors resting everywhere under the ground utter to us. Their dust calls us, that we would not forsake them, that we worship and care what they loved more than their life and for what they died“. The tall, solid oak pillars on which the books and their heroes stand were carved by Mr. Vytautas Bakūnas, The parish priest Vilnis Viktoras Cukuras from Joniškėlis consecrated them.