The Millenium Park fountain in downtown Bucyrus has been closed for the year. On Saturday, October 29th, volunteers of the non-profit organization, Projects, Inc., cleaned and shut down the fountain. The volunteers who assisted in emptying and power-washing the fountain are as follows: Ken Cameron, and Projects, Inc. board members Dick Hulsmeyer, Joe Shadeed, Larry Risner, and Andy Furner. Mike Hoffman generously provided the power washer, shop vacuum, sump pump, and other necessary supplies.
Volunteer Ken Cameron states, "It was a nice group and made the job go smoothly."
Thank you to Advanced Fiber Technology who graciously stores the fountain cover over the summer when it is not in use, and thank you to employees Richard, Phil, and Leonard who brought the fountain's canvas cover and frame.
Projects, Inc. is a support organization of The Community Foundation for Crawford County. “Many Bucyrus residents mistakenly think that the park, fountain and murals are owned by the City, but they are not,” stated Lisa Workman, Foundation President. “Projects, Inc. owns and maintains The Great American Crossroads Mural, Liberty Remembers Our Veterans Mural and Millennium Park. Opening, closing and cleaning the fountain is ALL carried out by Projects, Inc. volunteers.”
Additional Projects, Inc. Board members are Andrea Presler and Dave Dotson. Projects, Inc. is always accepting donations as they incur expenses like IRS filing fees, accounting charges, insurance coverage, landscaping, and even ongoing water treatment and repairs for the fountain and murals. Those wishing to donate towards the efforts of Projects, Inc. may do so by mailing or dropping off their contributions payable to Projects, Inc. at 254 E. Mansfield Street, Bucyrus, OH 44820.