Pottery World in Rocklin donated a new 6-foot ceramic fountain to replace the one destroyed by vandals June 10 at the garden, adjacent to the South Natomas Community Center.
According to volunteer coordinator Marni Leger, the new fountain was dropped off by Ray Sicotte and Don Noyes of Pottery World, shown here with the large fixture. The fountain will be hooked up and in place by June 30, the original date of a planned fountain dedication and garden dance party.
That party appeared in doubt when volunteers discovered the original fountain toppled and an estimated $5,000 in damage to the garden.
But now the party will go on as planned, Leger said. The public is invited to the fountain dedication at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 30, followed by a tango dance with music and instruction led by Michelle Gorre. The event is free, but donations will be welcome.
A popular site for weddings and other celebrations, the all-volunteer Natomas Rose Garden is located at 2921 Truxel Road, Sacramento, next to the South Natomas Library. For more details, click on www.natomasrosegarden.org or call (916) 808-1571.