The Lighting Of The Tarp In Newark, Ohio.
History Of The Newark Tarp
The tarp is covering a $100,000 fountain. The fountain started running a few years back at the same time that the United States Government had shut down. The federal government had graciously endowed this fountain with $20,000 dollars of funding, but it could not manage to keep the World War 2 monument open for visitors among many other valid government operations during the same time period.
For this, I keep a healthy bit of contempt for this fountain. That slight contempt would go away of the local government would just fix this thing or admit defeat and demolish the eyesore.
I’ve named it Federal Fountain.
Let’s Keep The Lights On
I’m not sure why we maintain the lighting when it’s covered with a tarp. To prove that at least something on it works? An eternal flame type of situation for us to remember that glitch’s in government occur? An interesting valid reason only fountain maintenance workers would understand?
Whatever the answer is, I’ll be awaiting the warmer weather where we can once again enjoy the untarped version of the Newark, Ohio federal grant funded fountain.