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Macon to celebrate fountain revitalizations

Excited Alexander II students wiped tears of joy as the new fountain at Tattnall Square Park was turned on for the first time Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015.
Excited Alexander II students wiped tears of joy as the new fountain at Tattnall Square Park was turned on for the first time Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. BEAU CABELL

Public fountains in Macon will come to life all at once Tuesday night as water flows in celebration of yearlong efforts to upgrade, repair and add new water features, according to a news release from the Macon-Bibb County government.

Before the fountains are turned on at 8 p.m., groups connected to efforts to get them operating plan on speaking about their involvement at 7:45 p.m.

Here's a list of the fountains followed by their locations and the groups planning to celebrate them:

• Charles H. Jones Gateway Park; Riverside Drive and Martin Luther King Boulevard; Otis Redding Foundation.

• Cherry Street Plaza; Cherry Street between the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and Tubman Museum; Main Street Macon.

• Daisy Park; Forsyth Street; Jay's Hope and the Ronald McDonald House.

• Gateway Plaza; Mulberry Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard.

• Poplar Street Park; Poplar Street between Second and Third streets; Bryan Nichols, local developer and owner of nearby Taste & See Coffee Shop.

• Rotary Park; Riverside Drive near the Second Street bridge; Rotary Clubs representatives.

• Tattnall Square Park; College Hill Corridor near Mercer University; Friends of Tattnall Square Park.

• Third Street Park; Third and Cherry streets; Mayor Robert Reichert.

• Washington Park; Magnolia Street; InTown Neighborhood Association.

To contact writer Laura Corley, call 744-4334 and follow her on Twitter @Lauraecor.

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