TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY ALREADY DESPERATE FOR FOUNTAIN FUNDING THIS YEAR STARTS INTERNETS DONATION DRIVE EARLY!!!
Kansas City was once known as the "City Of Fountains" but that reputation has been repeatedly at risk thanks to a longstanding City Hall cash crunch.
Now, circumstances already seem desperate for local fountains badly in need of repair.
To wit . . .
BROKE-ASS PARKS AND REC NEEDS MORE FOUNTAIN CASH THAN DWINDLING KANSAS CITY COFFERS CAN PROVIDE SO THEY'RE STARTING AN ONLINE DONATION DRIVE EARLY!!!
One AWESOME KANSAS CITY INSIDER notes . . .
"There's really NO MONEY this year so we're doing our best to try and start looking for help as early as possible. We need a definite increase in funding and donations over last year and if we don't get it by Summer we'll be forced to make some really unpopular decisions."
Yes, that means TURNING OFF even more Kansas City fountains as Kansas City's "City Of Fountains" moniker becomes meaningless while politicos focus on misplaced toy train priorities.
The bright side . . .
FOLKS WITH EXTRA CASH CAN DONATE ONLINE TO HELP KANSAS CITY FIX OUR OLD AN BUSTED FOUNTAINS!!!
TKC isn't gonna give any cash for a lot of reasons but mostly because I think any extra money sent the way of City Hall might be enabling our political class and their free-spending lack of neighborhood concern . . .
Nevertheless, here's the Parks & Rec Donation page and more deets on their early Kansas City ask:
WISH UPON A FOUNTAIN
Kansas Citians are proud to call our home The City of Fountains. Since the first streams of sparkling water spouted across a concrete pond in the middle of the Paseo in 1899, the collective wishes and aspirations of Kansas City and its surrounds have been reflected in our world famous fountains. Now, as part of a much larger capital campaign to restore and preserve our fountains, the City of Fountains Foundation is asking for everyone’s help . . .
As simple as they are in concept, fountains are not inexpensive to build or maintain. Pipes and valves rust, wiring frays, concrete chips, sculptures crack, essential fittings wear out or disappear. Despite regular professional maintenance by KC Parks, constant use, age and weather have taken a serious toll on many of our historic fountains. City funding, even with an increase approved by voters in 2012, only covers ongoing maintenance and routine repairs.
Eight key fountains around our city need immediate attention.
- Seville Light Fountain
- JC Nichols Memorial Fountain
- Westside Fountain
- William Volker Memorial Fountain
- Delbert Haff Memorial Fountain
- Spirit of Freedom Fountain
- Children’s Fountain
- Seahorse Fountain
The City of Fountains Foundation is asking businesses, foundations and philanthropists for major pledges to make more than $2.6 million in urgent major repairs and upgrades, and for the rest of us to raise $270,000 to show our love and help leave a lasting legacy for our children and grandchildren.
Developing . . .