Bring Back the Fountain
For decades, the four-tiered iron fixture welcomed residents and guests at the northeast corner of Poplar and West Farmington — part of the original Shops of Saddle Creek, which opened in 1987. When the shopping center started talking about expansion, they chose to get rid of the fountain. The city purchased the fountain from the shopping center for $10 and put it in storage. The LG Class of 2016 wanted to revive the fountain and find it a new home. Their greatest hope was that the fountain is used by all for their enjoyment and enrichment. The class raised over $65,000 to help get the fountain fixed, transported to its new home on Poplar Pike in between the Pickering Center and the Tennessee Genealogical Society offices, and include landscaping surrounding the fountain. One way they raised money was to sell 576 bricks that are placed in the Civic Plaza around the fountain.
All remaining proceeds were split between the eight public schools in Germantown — five run by Germantown Municipal School District and three Shelby County Schools operates.