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Triangle Park fountain finally runs pink

Lexington Center workers drained red water out of the fountain at Triangle Park and added clear water to dilute the mixture and get the waterfall closer to the pink envisioned by event organizers.
Lexington Center workers drained red water out of the fountain at Triangle Park and added clear water to dilute the mixture and get the waterfall closer to the pink envisioned by event organizers.

It took several hours of work, but the fountains at Lexington's Triangle Park finally began running pink Friday afternoon.

The color problem was solved just in time for the free showing of the movie Pretty In Pink in the park Friday night.

"The fountain in the back is a little darker shade of pink than the one in front, which is a lighter pink," said Renee Jackson, president of the Downtown Lexington Corporation. "But it looks really good."

Dye was added to the fountains this week to turn the water pink as a promotion for the movie and its sponsor, Susan G. Komen for the Cure. But the water turned out to be red instead, which provoked much comment around town over the past few days.

Jackson said work crews from Lexington Center finally got the fountain water to turn pink about mid-afternoon Friday after draining much of the red water and adding clear water to dilute the mixture. They also cleaned debris from the fountains. The entire process took much of the day.

"The Lexington Center staff has been wonderful," Jackson said.

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