“A Sound Investment” is a campaign to raise $150,000 to replace the fountain’s 25-year-old sound system and renovate the riverfront buildings that house the current system, improve overall sound quality and fidelity, and reduce the sound volume required to reach the almost half-mile-wide audience on the opposite riverbank.
The Musical Fountain has been entertaining audiences from May through September for more than 50 years, free of charge. Audiences have grown to hundreds during weekdays to sometimes thousands for newly developed themed shows. The current estimates for seasonal attendance are roughly 100,000.
Tri-Cities Women Who Care is an alliance of women whose purpose is to help charitable organizations in the area by streamlining fundraising. Since its inception in September 2010, more than 250 women have met quarterly for one hour, listened to presentations from local organizations and voted to determine which agency receives their checks. They have awarded more than $900,000 to local organizations.
The group is open to all and welcomes new members at any time. The next meeting is Thursday, Nov. 29, at 5:30 p.m. at the Spring Lake Country Club. For more information, contact Cindy Anderson at 616-842-9549.