Merriam Bear Pit Fountain
This multi-level, multi-feature fountain is located along Shawnee Mission Parkway in Merriam just east of Interstate 35. It starts up by Shawnee Mission Parkway with a large pool with four bubblers in it and a sign for the City of Merriam across the top.
The City of Fountains Foundation (COFF) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1973 to promote and advocate for public fountains, sculptures and monuments in the Kansas City area. The Foundation assists in the development of public fountain and sculpture projects; and raises funds and holds endowments to help maintain, acquire, construct, relocate and conserve these landmarks for which Kansas City is famous.
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Frank S. Land Memorial
This memorial was created by the International Order of DeMolay to honor its founder, Frank S. Land. After Land’s death in 1959, a committee was assembled to determine the best way to honor him. $20,000 was raised by DeMolay members for the creation of this memorial, which resembles a large tombstone, and a fountain. The memorial is made of pink granite and has a bronze bust of Frank S. Land on the left side.
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Fountain City Wheat by KC Bier Co
To support the preservation of Kansas City’s fountains, KC Bier Co will donate a portion of the bier’s proceeds to the City of Fountains Foundation.
The special packaging for Fountain City Wheat features four fountains from around the Kansas City area, as well as a map of Kansas City’s fountains. Vanguard Packaging collaborated on the package production, and graciously donated part of the cost of materials in support of the fundraiser.
Fountain City Wheat is available at Kansas City Metro area and Lawrence, Kansas retail locations in 6-packs and on draught while supplies last.
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