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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 of life: Park monument continues to gather support

By Melissa Wagoner When people ask Christine Carlisle when the fountain at Coolidge McClaine Park in Silverton will be finished she laughs and says, “It’ll be done when it’s done.” Started in 2014 by a Ford Foundation Leadership Team, the fountain has taken much longer and more work than anyone originally thought. “It was a huge learning process,” Carlisle, the […]