The initial debate over removal of the fountain in Hill Park has abated a bit. We have an opportunity however to refocus this issue and I would propose that our community has the ability to center around a project which expresses the true sense of what the Helena community is actually about.
We have a stand where the old fountain was located. And we have a world class ceramic studio in the Archie Bray Foundation. So we have opportunity to replace the old fountain with a new structure.
I propose the citizens of Helena commission a new fountain to be erected where the old fountain was located working with the talented artists at the Bray. This fountain would honor equity and equality, diversity, respect, generosity and compassion, peace and justice.
I am willing to contribute to make this a reality and would challenge the community to come together to pursue this project to demonstrate the true character of the citizens of Helena.