Tower Painting Creates Buzz in Fulton

1 decade 3 years 1 week ago Friday, March 10 2006 Mar 10, 2006 Friday, March 10, 2006 6:45:56 PM CST March 10, 2006 in News

Two new towers are part of Fulton's $5 million water improvement plan.

"The entire project is over budget though," admitted Bill Johnson, director of administration. "We're over budget by about $80,000, so we're actually looking for ways to trim expenses as opposed to adding on."

So, officials rejected a proposal to paint a logo on the tower located on Manor Drive.

But, that didn't stop Mike Groves and other people who decided to raise money to give the tower a new look.

"I think that anybody that lives in a small community has a sense of pride of displaying and boosting their city," he said.

The tower is visible from Highway 54 and Business 54 in town. Goves noted it's also near the high school, so painting the Fulton Hornets' logo seems logical.

The tower is scheduled for painting on April 1, at a cost of $6,000. So far, Groves' group has raised $4,500, but it faces a mid-March deadline.

"We've done the arithmetic," he said. "And it looks like, if everyone pulls through, like I'm certain they will, I think we'll squeak right in there and make that projected figure of 6,000."

You can donate to the Hornet Tower Fund at Central Bank in downtown Fulton. If the group does not meet its goal, it will refund the money.

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