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YOU CAN HELP RESTORE A PLACE WE NEED, IN THE CITY WE LOVE…

Contribute Today To The

Ely Square Bicentennial Fountain Project

Ely Square Revised Rendering 12-9-2016

This is a rendering of the proposed new Ely Square Fountain.

For six generations the Ely Square Fountain has been a place we go to reflect, play, propose, depart, return, remember, commemorate and celebrate. This sacred ground in the heart of Elyria, first donated to the community by founder Heman Ely, is the keeper of our dreams and aspirations.  And on our City’s 200th birthday, it deserves and needs an update.

Constant use, age and weather have taken a toll, and despite regular maintenance by the City, a major renovation is needed to replace rusted pipes and valves, frayed wirings, chipped concrete, and worn out fittings. The last time the fountain had a major renovation was in the 1970s – almost 50 years ago.

To replace the fountain with today’s new technology and more durable and efficient materials, the City and its volunteer 100-member Bicentennial Committee have launched a capital campaign to raise donations to rebuild the fountain. Because City finances are limited and must go to fund basic city services, donations are needed.

This legacy project to the Elyria community is being designed with public input and will include features requested by the public. The size and features of the fountain will be determined by the amount of money raised in the campaign, which will conclude at the end of 2017.  The preferred design is pictured here.

Please donate today, show your civic pride, and be part of the progress in downtown Elyria! Our new fountain will help reinvigorate Ely Square, encourage further investment in our already improving downtown, and ensure that Elyrians and patrons continue to have a place to gather worthy of our 200-year history and beyond.  All contributors will be recognized in a newspaper ad, on the city website, and larger contributors will recognized on a permanent sign next to the fountain.

There are many ways to contribute, and any donation is needed and appreciated. You can simply print the Contribution Form below and return it with your contribution to the Mayor’s Office – or you can donate online. By clicking the DONATE button below, you CAN DONATE ONLINE and learn more about a number of recognition opportunities that include commemorative brick pavers, benches and much more. Thank you for your consideration!

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Ely Square Bicentennial Fountain Contribution Form

Please return this form and your donation made payable to City of Elyria (Bicentennial Fountain Project in Check Notes Section) and mail to: Elyria City Hall, Attention Mayor’s Office – 131 Court Street, Suite 301 – Elyria, Ohio 44035.

Name: _____________________________________________________________________________

Organization (If Applicable): ____________________________________________________________

Address: ____________________________________________________________________________

Phone: _______________________________  Email:  _______________________________________

____ $250 Gold Level*      ____  $100 Solver Level      ____  $50 Bronze Level      ____  $25 Founder

____ Other Amount, Please Specify $__________          _____  Please send me naming opportunity info.

* Qualifies for Commemorative Brick Paver; if you check this and pay for it we will need you to complete the Naming Rights Contribution Form HERE to order your paver.

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Elyria Bicentennial Fountain Naming Opportunities

If you or your organization are interested in any of the below naming opportunities, please call Mayor Holly Brinda for further information and to make arrangements at (440) 326-1402. Thank You!

NAME THE BICENTENNIAL FOUNTAIN (1 OPPORTUNITY)

A contribution of one third of the total project, or $300,000, which can be paid in equal installments of $100,000 over three years, will name the fountain until it must be replaced again (Estimated 25 years. Other payment arrangements may be negotiated).

An example of the naming would be: The XYZ Club Bicentennial Fountain

NAME THE BICENTENNIAL PLAZA (1 OPPORTUNITY)

A contribution of $150,000, which can be paid in three equal installments of $50,000 over three years, will name the circular plaza surrounding the fountain.

An example of the naming might be: The ABC Company Bicentennial Plaza

NAME THE BICENTENNIAL GARDENS (2 OPPORTUNITIES)

A contribution of $50,000, which can be paid in three equal installments of $16,666 each, will name one of two Bicentennial Gardens surrounding the Bicentennial Fountain and Plaza.

An example of the naming might be: The John Doe Bicentennial Garden

NAME THE BICENTENNIAL FOUNTAIN LIGHTS (3 OPPORTUNITIES)

A contribution of $25,000, which can be paid in three equal installments of $8,333 each, will name seven of the 21 LED colored lights that will illuminate the fountain.

An example of the naming might be: The Jane Doe Bicentennial Fountain Lights

IN HONOR 12″ X12″ GRANITE PANELS (5 OPPORTUNITIES)

A contribution of $15,000, which can be paid in three equal installments of $5,000 each, will allow for the donor to pay tribute on one of five granite panels located at strategic design intersection on the Plaza.

An example of a tribute might be: In remembrance of Elyria Founder Heman Ely. The message will be engraved on the panel.

NAME THE BICENTENNIAL FOUNTAIN BENCHES (16 OPPORTUNITIES)

A contribution of $5,000, which can be paid in three equal installments of $1,666 each, will name one half of one of eight granite benches surrounding the fountain.

An example of the naming might be a tribute to a loved one like: In honor of Mayor John Smith – 1892-1934. The message will be engraved on the bench

ENGRAVED BRICK PAVERS (318 OPPORTUNITIES)

A contribution of $250 will allow you to honor yourself or a special person with an engraved brick to be located on the outer ring of the fountain plaza.

To order a brick, please complete the Naming Rights Contribution Form and return it with your check made out to the City of Elyria

(Notes Section: Bicentennial Fountain Fund)

The form and check should be mailed to:

Elyria City Hall – Attention Mayor Holly Brinda • 131 Court Street – Elyria, Ohio 44035.

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