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Helena officials give update on Equity Fountain Project

Posted at 4:56 PM, Oct 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-24 19:01:23-04

HELENA – Lewis and Clark County Commissioners were updated Tuesday morning on the status of the Equity Fountain Project.

The fountain is the replacement to the Confederate Memorial Fountain removed from Helena’s Hill Park in August of 2017.

The committee working on the replacement recently displayed at the Holter Museum of Art the four potential designs submitted by artists. They also took public input.

Committee chair Ron Waterman told county commissioners the group will consider the public input and choose the final design this week.

“We’ll take that into consideration, along with the artistic integrity, how it best expresses our ideas of equity and equality and then move forward and select the final design,” he said.

The final design will be announced to the Helena City Commission at their November 5 meeting.

Waterman said one the final design is announced, fundraising will begin to raise the $75,000 needed to build and maintain the fountain.

He hopes the fountain will be unveiled in June or July of 2019.