Teen Alison Garner Secures a Niche for Her Grotesque at the National Cathedral
updated 05/05/1986 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 05/05/1986 AT 01:00 AM EDT
When the society called to notify Alison, her mother, Sharon, "thought it was just a pitch to get her to buy a subscription." When Alison was given the good news, she screamed. "Then I started calling all my friends." That was followed by a whirlwind tour of Washington for Alison and her family. "I love the TV cameras and the interviews," she says. "It makes me feel kind of important." But Alison, who wants to return to the capital in 1987 when the grotesque is mounted, is determined not to let success spoil her. She says, "I had Dad check my postcards to my friends to make sure I didn't brag."