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Final Funds Needed To Get The Andersonville Water Tower In Place

The iconic Andersonville water tower, which was taken down March 20, 2014 after structural problems from a very harsh winter, is coming closer to once again sitting atop the Swedish American Museum at 5211 N. Clark.

One year ago, we reported that the campaign to get the new tower built had already raised nearly $150,000. Swedish American Museum Executive Director Karin Moen Abercrombie told EVB, “We are both thankful and grateful for all the support we have gotten so far. We are hoping that we will meet our goal by the end of the year.”

Enough money has already been raised to get the water tower replica built, however, a bit more needs to be collected to get it raised to the top of the museum. To help reach this final goal, the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Everything But the House, an online estate sale platform.

Joelle Scillia, Director of Marketing for the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce said, “We are asking businesses and community members to donate items of value from their homes that they are ready to part with. Total value of $150 in goods for donation buy-in, and then any additional items can be added to the sale for personal or business profit.”

The drop-off day will be Saturday, April 1 in the Trumbull School parking lot from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The sale will go live on EBTH.com the last week in April.

 Residents and businesses can sign-up with their items for donation at: https://goo.gl/forms/ZNhen2ygzOOjmRAe2

For additional information, go to: http://www.andersonville.org/events-2/everything-but-the-house-andersonville-fundrasier-for-the-water-tower/

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