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Dog access added to Allerton Park water fountains

Dog access added to Allerton Park water fountains

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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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