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Save the Hogan’s Fountain Pavilion Group Asks Council for Support, Plans Fundraiser

The Save the Hogan’s Fountain Pavilion group will hold a fundraiser tomorrow night to raise money to repair and preserve the 46-year-old structure.

The pavilion, commonly called the tepee, is not part of the Metro Parks Department’s master plan for Cherokee Park, but the city has agreed to keep it standing if $82,000 can be raised to repair the roof.

About $27,000 has been raised so far, and Save the Hogan’s Fountain Pavilion has asked the Metro Council to agree to donate $40,000 in matching funds. No decision on that request has been made, though Councilmembers Tina Ward-Pugh and Tom Owen have both pledged money to save the pavilion.

The fundraiser will be at the O’Shea’s and Flanigan’s restaurants in the Highlands.

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“Save The Hogan’s Fountain Pavilion” Group To Ask For City Funds

The Save the Hogan’s Fountain Pavilion group is planning to attend this week’s public hearings on the city budget.

The group is trying to raise $82,000 to repair the Cherokee Park pavilion’s roof. The structure, commonly called the tepee, is not part of the Metro Parks master plan, but city officials say they’ll keep it if it can be repaired without costing the government any money.

The group has raised about a fourth of the money it needs, and co-chair Tammy Madigan they’ll lobby for city funds this week as Mayor Greg Fischer hold forums to ask for citizen input for spending in the next fiscal year.

“We are planning to attend those and talk to the mayor and anyone else who happens to be there about trying to get some work on the pavilion included in the budget for this upcoming. The level of community support certainly justifies some funding by the city,” she says.

City officials have previously said they do not plan to put any money toward repairing the pavilion.

Madigan says the pavilion deserves money from the city, because it has generated rental income for Metro Parks for years.

“We’d like to see some of the ten thousand plus dollars a year that’s generated by the pavilion rentals used to help stop the deterioration and help restore it for the enjoyment of generations of Louisvillians for years to come,” she says.

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Magazine Prize Money Going Toward Hogan’s Fountain Pavilion Preservation

A group that’s trying to save the Hogan’s Fountain Pavilion in Cherokee Park has been given a boost from Reader’s Digest magazine.

The group, called “Save the Hogan’s Fountain Pavilion” is trying to raise $82,000 to repair the roof of the structure. The pavilion, commonly called the tepee, is not in the master plan for Metro Parks, though city officials are open to keeping it if it’s repaired.

The group was active in a Reader’s Digest competition meant to raise money for community projects, and this week, the magazine gave Metro Government $10,000 for the group’s efforts. That’s on top of a $1 thousand award given earlier this month.

Co-chair Tammy Madigan says the award puts the group about one fourth of the way to its goal.

“The ten thousand dollars actually helps trigger a five thousand dollar matching fund offer from Tina Ward-Pugh.  And with the Reader’s Digest money and that pledge from Tina Ward-Pugh and our donations that we’ve raised we’re at $22,230,” she says.

The group plans to attend Mayor Greg Fischer’s citizen budget hearings beginning next week to ask for further funding.

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Group Launches Fundraising Bid To Repair Park Pavilion

By Sheila Ash

A group called Save the Hogan’s Fountain Pavilion is trying to raise money to repair the roof of the pavilion in Cherokee Park.

The group is asking the community to take part in an online Readers Digest contest that includes 40 thousand dollars to pay for community projects.

The group’s co-chair, Tammy Madigan, says Metro Parks is not participating in the fundraising, but is not opposed to the effort.

“Our group has been trying to get the parks department to do some repairs to it and basically the Olmstead Conservancy had issued a master plan for that area of the park in 1994 which actually shows that pavilion being removed so they are really not wanting to put a lot of money into the repairs for that,” she said.

Madigan’s group hopes to raise more than $80,000 to fix the roof.