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Update: Fountain goes deeper – Sharing the stories behind the tiles

By Brenna Wiegand A string of past Our Town stories reflect the flurry of activity encircling the old wading pool in Silverton’s Coolidge McClaine Park. It all started in 2014 when Silverton participants in that year’s Ford Family Foundation Leadership program chose to beautify the wading pool/fountain in Coolidge McClaine as its public service project. Ford Family Foundation offered $5,000 […]

Fountain facelift: Community members work to add art to the park

By Brenna Wiegand Few will deny the fountain in Coolidge McClaine Park is a tad rundown. The current Ford Family Foundation Leadership program cohort aims to change that. The group’s leadership training culminates by carrying out a public service project. The class targeted the fountain. The foundation will match $5,000 to get the project started. “This project will enhance the […]

Visitor stop: Leadership group plans information kiosk for Town Square Park

Visitors coming into downtown frequently stop and ask directions. Some are lucky enough to find the visitor center in the Silverton Chamber of Commerce office where executive director Stacy Palmer can give them some ideas about where to go and what to do. But not all of them find their way there, so now, thanks in part to a Ford Family Foundation grant, Palmer’s about to get some help in assisting visitors.