Between Behemoth and this, we’re starting to think Poland just gets metal. In Jaworzno, Poland, a traffic circle has been renamed “Jeff Hanneman’s Circle Pit.” That’s probably one of the best ways to commemorate the late Slayer guitarist ever. The circle will be called that for one year, and came about courtesy of a charity auction. Married couple Joanna Macek Czuszek and Krzysztof Czuszek, who run a company called Art-Com Ltd., won the auction, which was part of Wielkiej Orkiestry Swiatedznej Pomocy, or Great Christmas Aid Orchestra. They paid 15,800 PLN, or $5,100, to have the traffic circle renamed “Jeff Hanneman’s Circle Pit” for the next year.
Here’s what the sign says:
Jeff Hanneman’s Circle Pit
unforgettable Slayer guitarist
During the XXII Final of The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity, the President of Jaworzno put up for auction the traffic circle in the city centre, which was later autioned by ART-COM Ltd. The company could give the name to the traffic circle and became its ‘symbolic’ owner for the period of one year. The money gathered during the XXII Final of The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity was allocated for the purchase of specialized equipment for children’s emergency medicine and deserving health care of seniors.
So not only was the auction for a good, health-related, cause, but everyone in Jaworzno will be reminded of Hanneman’s legacy for the next year. That almost makes up for the Grammy snub.