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Save the Hogan's Fountain Pavilion Group Asks Council for Support, Plans Fundraiser

The Save the Hogan's Fountain Pavilion group will hold a fundraiser tomorrow night to raise money to repair and preserve the 46-year-old structure.The pavilion, commonly called the tepee, is not part of the Metro Parks Department's master plan for Cherokee Park, but the city has agreed to keep it standing if $82,000 can be raised to repair the roof.About $27,000 has been raised so far, and Save the Hogan's Fountain Pavilion has asked the Metro Council to agree to donate $40,000 in matching funds. No decision on that request has been made, though Councilmembers Tina Ward-Pugh and Tom Owen have both pledged money to save the pavilion.The fundraiser will be at the O'Shea's and Flanigan's restaurants in the Highlands.

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