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Dog access added to Allerton Park water fountains

Dog access added to Allerton Park water fountains

Allerton Park dog fountain

Terri and Morgan Powell, their friend Toni Wendler, and the Powells' dog, Webster, with one of the new water fountains at Allerton Park. 

MONTICELLO – Allerton Park and Retreat Center is offering a new amenity for four-legged visitors.

Thanks to a donation from Terri and Morgan Powell, the park has added water fountains that include a dog bowl feature, near the main parking lot and the visitor center.

The Powells' dog, Berkley, died in a car accident in July 2015 and the donation is a memorial gift to honor him. They made daily trips to Allerton with Berkley. The couple's friend and pet sitter, Toni Wendler, had quietly contact friends and family to collect for a memorial for Berkley and presented the couple with a check a few months after Berkley's death. Allerton Director Derek Peterson suggested the water fountain and staff chose the locations.

The couple has made other gifts to Allerton, including several benches, a Founding Member pledge to the Allerton Park Endowment and an unrestricted deterred gift.

Contact Valerie Wells at (217) 421-7982. Follow her on Twitter: @modgirlreporter


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