An old friend – looking better than ever – has returned to Scidmore Park.
Thanks to “a lot of labor intensive revamping” by K & D Body Shop over the winter months, the lion drinking fountain is back in place, adjacent to the playground, and looking sharp.
During an interview with the River Country Journal, Amy Roth, director of the Three Rivers Department of Public Services, explained that – after the successful “remake” of the large statue of Santa Claus, another familiar figure on the local scene, Brian Kaiser of K & D offered to also donate the company’s services to redo the lion. Following completion of the facelift, the lion drinking fountain was re-installed Wednesday (June 13) – just in time for the 56th annual Three Rivers Water Festival.
Roth said it’s been difficult to determine just when the lion drinking fountain – donated by the Three Rivers Lions Club – was placed in the park. Comments from various people indicate a range of about ten years – from the mid 70’s to the mid 80’s. Regardless, Roth is pleased to have the lion back to be enjoyed by another generation. (Amy Roth audio clip – :09)
Scidmore Park – located at West Michigan Avenue and Spring Street in Three Rivers – is a major focal point for many of the activities associated with the Water Festival which began Thursday and will continue through Saturday.
For additional insights on this topic, click on the following link to hear the full interview with Amy Roth, conducted by Bruce Snook of the River Country Journal: Amy Roth interview (3:15 – 2.98 MB).