Local nonprofit will host festival next week to raise funds for the Sulphur Springs Water Tower

All ticket proceeds will go towards an effort to revamp the Sulphur Springs Water Tower, which hasn’t been touched in 30 years.

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A local nonprofit is trying to save the 214-foot tall Sulphur Springs Water Tower by throwing a big party next week.

In an effort to promote awareness and raise money for the tower, Preserve Our Tower will host the River Tower Festival on Saturday, November 16, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at River Tower Park. All ticket proceeds will go towards an effort to revamp the Sulphur Springs Water Tower, which hasn’t been touched in 30 years. 

Leave the pets at home, but bring a chair and blanket to lay out on the lawn and watch some local musicians and DJs perform. Also, bring the kiddos, as the event is “family friendly.” Guests can also expect local food vendors, as well as beer and wine options. 

“The festival is meant to be for everyone,” Vanessa Malson — owner of Sulphur Springs Sandwich Shop and one of the founders of the Preserve Our Tower group — told CL. “It’s just meant to be for Tampa.”

The tower, which was built in 1927, hasn’t been restored since 1989, when it was pressure washed and repainted with “graffiti-proof” paint. 

Tickets can be purchased on their website for $15 in advance, or $20 the day of the festival. 

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