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Refurbished Holley fountain will be rededicated on Sept. 20

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 10 September 2014 at 12:00 am

File photo by Tom Rivers

HOLLEY – A fountain that was originally installed 100 years ago in the Public Square will be rededicated on Sept. 20 after being refurbished.

The Salisbury Fountain was originally given to the village by Mrs. Abraham Salisbury. According to a plaque, it was “Presented through the Women’s Christian Temperance Union.”

Holley is using a state street-scape grant to make improvements to the fountain. K.M. Verhagen did much of the restoration work. The fountain was disassembled and sandblasted. New stainless hardware was installed and broken casting was welded. It was also cleaned, primed, and repainted. The detailing was done by local artist Howard Barry.

The work is complete but the scaffold and plastic will remain around the fountain until the 10 a.m. unveiling on Sept. 20. The community is welcome to the dedication ceremony.