Work Progresses on Price Campus Fountain in Mt. Morris, May 8, 2017
Ground was broken and the initial south east campus phase of the Price Campus Fountain reconstruction began this past week. Crews from Bennett Construction Company excavated the hole for the fountain, placed the forms, and poured the concrete to start the actual fountain construction. The project was on hold for several weeks due to prolonged spring rains. Work was done previously to bring water from the main near the community gymnasium to the campus band shell. Later work will extend electricity and water from the band shell to supply the fountain.
The next phase of construction is the molding, bronze casting, and securing of the fountain pedestal into the new concrete base by Jeff Adams of inBronze, located in Mt. Morris. This will be followed by the design, construction, and placement of the component fountain parts and spray ring by a crew from Natural Water Gardens in Freeport. Project completion includes the extension of water and electricity to the fountain by Plum Electric from Mt. Morris.
Funding is needed to support continued progress. Please donate or send checks to honor loved ones, friends, and classes to the Village of Mt. Morris Fountain Fund at 105 West Lincoln Street, Mt. Morris, Illinois, or bring your donation directly to the Village Clerk. The project is also supported by sales of bronze Fountain Nymph statues like the one which will top the bronze fountain, or bronze maquettes (small statues) of the Mounder ram. Both statues were designed and molded by sculptor David Seagraves of Elizabeth and cast by Jeff Adams of inBronze.
For more information about the statues and contributions to the fountain fund, please go to the moundertown.com or mtmorrisil.net websites, call 815.734.4997 or 815.734.6689, or check with the Village Clerk. The Mt. Morris Work Group thanks everyone who has contributed previously to the ongoing project.