Fountain Restoration Progress
Ashtabeautiful's fountain is back! The fountain was donated to the City of Ashtabula by Mr. Topky. Larry Fargo, Fargo Machine Co., is leading a group to restore the fountain back to its original glory. The restoration project is being spearheaded by the Ashtabula Downtown Development Association (ADDA) and is the fiscal agent responsible for collecting the donations. It is the goal of ADDA to include as many people as possible to be involved with this project, demonstrating there is a strong showing of community pride and co-operation for restoring and improving this historic landmark.
Many thanks to Debbie Rich for donating this beautiful photgraph of the fountain for promtional and fundraising purposes.
The total estimated cost for all of this work is $30,000.00. Many funds have been raised through donations, grants, and in kind work. No city tax monies will be used. The Robert S. Morrison Foundation made a very generous donation to allow the restoration work to begin. Ducro Funeral Services made a monetary contribution as well as other individuals and organizations. Help us preserve a part of history!
Donations can be sent to ADDA, PO Box 362, Ashtabula, Ohio 44005.