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Rotary Cannonball & Cannonball Gardens presentation
March 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 amFree
Friends of the 457 will host a presentation of the 1912 Rotary Cannonball. The Rotary Cannonball has been restored to its original 1912 appearance complete with sound, foggers generating steam, and a big brass bell kids love to ring.
The Friends started a restoration and preservation project in 2003 with a little over 100 volunteers. Today they rely on 10 volunteers they can really count on. We call that STP (Same Ten People!)
The success of the Friends is well known throughout the community. Open May through October over 6,000 kids and adults visited the Cannonball in 2018. Admission to the Cannonball is free with donations only.
Cannonball Gardens: The Gardens were built originally to stop the erosion of the hillside next to the engine. However it expanded to what it presently is replacing an unsightly area with a beautifully constructed area with flowers, bushes and patios for the public to enjoy. The Cannonball Gardens is divided into four zones.
Cannonball Hanging Baskets: Two years ago the Friends of the 457 began an experiment with hanging baskets in East Park. They currently have completed their second year with five basket water volunteers.
Attend this presentation to learn more about the 457 and its volunteer openings needed to maintain this priceless amenity.