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The Carthage Press
  • New Kellogg Lake fountain ready for summer crowds

  • The new fountain was installed two weeks ago and fired up last week in conjunction with a Mayor's Proclamation regarding Kids Fishing Day.
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  • People attending the Kids Fishing Day event on Saturday will see the new fountain, paid for by donations to the Kellogg Lake Nature Center Advisory Board and by the city of Carthage.
    The fountain was installed two weeks ago and fired up last week in conjunction with a Mayor's Proclamation regarding Kids Fishing Day.
    The city put in $10,000 and another $10,710.33 was raised from donors by the members of the Kellogg Lake Nature Center Advisory Board.
    According to the Board, donors included the Dr. Russell Smith Foundation, Steve and Mary Beimdiek, Carthage Rotary Club, Grace Energy Corp., Southwest Missouri Bank, Helen S. Boylan FOundation, Hometown Bank, Community Foundation of the Ozarks, D & D Sexton, and the Kellogg Lake Nature Center.
    The fountain will run from 6 a.m.-midnight and is lighted after dark. Jim Crocker, vice president of the Kellogg Lake Nature Center Advisory Board, said the original fountain was installed in 1985 by Dr. Russell Smith and his family.
    "It had worn out and our board helped raise the money to install this new fountain," Crocker said.
    Mayor Mike Harris said private donations like this one help the city do things it otherwise couldn't do, like installing a fountain at Kellogg Lake.

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