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Georgetown Coun. Wade Williams, left, and Mayor Lewis Lavandier at the commemorative banner that marks the opening of the Breedon Memorial Fountain and Pond.
GEORGETOWN — A memorial fountain has been unveiled in the Kings County capital in honour of a couple who bequeathed a large donation to the community.
The Breedon Memorial Fountain and Pond was proclaimed here during a ceremony with the local council and Georgetown Mayor Lewis Lavandier. The proclamation recognizes the donation of Bev and Virginia Breedon, who were summer residents for many years and have since died.
“These folks had a real love to the town and were very generous to the community,’’ said Lavandier. “It was very kind of them to leave such an amount for the community use.”
The couple left more than $200,000 to the town to be split between the A.A. MacDonald Memorial Gardens in the Kings Playhouse square and the town’s fire department.
The fire department has been able to upgrade with new equipment and the gardens project has been expanded.
“We used some of the money to put in the pond and the fountain,’’ said Coun. Wade Williams. “Now we have a lovely fountain for people to enjoy that also lights up at night.”
The fountain was created as a way to drain excess water away from the provincial courthouse, the Kings Playhouse and the gardens. The fountain and pond is only operated during the spring to fall seasons.