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      Ottumwa community to celebrate newly refurbished Ballingal Fountain

      <p dir="ltr" align="left">This week the community will celebrate the newly refurbished Ballingal Fountain.</p>
      This week the community will celebrate the newly refurbished Ballingal Fountain.

      A rededication ceremony will take place on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. The Ballingal Park is adjacent to the Railroad Depot. The historic fountain in the park has been restored recently. Improvements include extensive modernization of the piping and pump system and the addition of new lights. The project began last summer and wrapped this spring.

      "It's just a nice quiet spot in the city, and this fountain is kind of a historical significance," Tom Rodgers, Public Information Officer said. "It??s been part of this park for many many years. it had fallen into quite a bit of disrepair, and so we're really glad we're able to refurbish it and kind of get it back to its original splendor."

      Major contributors to this community project include the Fahrney Foundation, the Wapello County Foundation, the local Lions Club and FEMA.