Downtown Aiken, SC Water Fountains Turn Teal for September

Post date: Sep 10, 2012 10:53:38 PM

August 31, 2012 Turning the Newberry Street Fountain teal: (L-R) Mary Grace Corbin, Alicia Owens, Lessie Price, Don Wells, Tabatha Benack, Mayor Cavanaugh, Debbie Mills (photo by Amy Banton, Aiken Standard); teal Newberry Street Fountain; Laurens Street - Richland Avenue teal fountain

Laurens Street - Park Avenue teal fountain August 31, 2012; St. John's United Methodist Church teal fountain - September 7, 2012

Eastgate Drive traffic circle - at Publix and the Aiken Mall - September 19, 2012

Gail's Anatomy is excited to be the first private group to color the downtown Aiken water fountains. In August, a request was presented to the Aiken City Council to hang bows in downtown Aiken for the third year, however, this year we also asked for permission to turn the downtown water fountains teal in September for National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. With corporate support from URS for the Newberry Street fountain, Gail's Anatomy was able to turn all three fountains teal.

St. John's United Methodist Church on Newberry Street in Aiken turned their fountain teal on September 7th in memory of Mrs. Sandra Cantwell who lost her battle with ovarian cancer on September 1 - and to bringawareness to ovarian cancer. Gail's Anatomy was honored to participate in the event.

Special thanks to Tim Coakley, Director of Public Services for the City of Aiken, and his crew for maintaining the teal water fountains throughout the month.

Corporate support provided by URS for turning the Newberry Street Fountain teal.

Thank you, URS for making it possible to turn the Aiken downtown fountains teal in 2012.