Keep your eyes peeled, Chicagoans!
Two Culligan-sponsored, larger-than-life decorative fire
hydrants have joined dozens of others in a city-wide artistic
tribute to Chicago's firefighters unveiled today.
The Great Chicago
Fire Hydrants features 101 5-foot tall fiberglass fire
hydrants spread throughout the city sponsored by Culligan and
other local businesses. We're the proud sponsors of two of the
unique fiberglass hydrants.
You've got plenty of time to check them out. They'll all be on
exhibit for two months in front of Chicago Engine houses, in local
parks, in front of private businesses and at local tourist
attractions. The best part? When the public exhibition ends, the
hydrants will be auctioned in support of support of the 100 Club of
Chicago, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the
families of fallen police and firefighters.
What a great way to give back to our heroes!
The two Culligan hydrants were designed and painted by Chicago
artist Betty Sitbon. One of the ornamental hydrants will be
stationed in front of CFD Engine Company 98 at 202 E. Chicago Ave.,
while the second Culligan hydrant will stand post downtown in the
Michigan Plaza at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Lake Street.
The hydrants were unveiled at a ceremony today at Engine Company
98. The ceremony also included an official bell ringing and salute
in memory of when the first plane hit the World Trade Center on
Sept. 11, 2001.
"As a Chicagoland company and family, Culligan and its dealers
are extremely proud to be a part of The Great Chicago Fire Hydrants
exhibition and project," said Marty Armstrong, Senior Vice
President, Sales and Marketing, Culligan International. "It's
always important to remember and support those in our community
that dedicate their lives to keeping the rest of us safe."
What are you waiting for? Hit the streets and check them out!