Andy Johnson, a great Friend of Friendship Fountain brought this nugget to my attention yesterday by email.
"From the Financial News and Daily Record:
Architect Taylor Hardwick, who designed the Haydon Burns Library and Friendship Fountain, is working with the mayor’s office on the restoration of the fountain."
The article can be viewed here, it is just a snippet...
It appears they Typo'd the Companies name that uses the Fountain Image on one of it's pages, the Company is Grohe Plumbing (Not Grone)
I sent an email to an address listed for Taylor Hardwick asking if any additional information may be available, so if I get anymore I will post it as soon as I get it.
Here's hoping there is still hope for Friendship Fountain...