Andersonville water tower gets Groupon fundraiser

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March 21, 2014|By Mick Swasko, @swasko | RedEye

There might be hope yet for restoring an Andersonville icon. 

Groupon has launched a fundraiser to fully restore the Andersonville Swedish-American Museum water tower that was removed Thursday after being damaged during the winter. According to a press release, $10, $25 and $50 donations are being accepted in hopes to raise enough funds to fully restore the iconic blue and yellow tower atop the museum. 

The campaign runs through April 2, with all proceeds going to the grass roots effort by Groupon to restore the tower, which could cost around $200,000. All credit card fees will also be absorbed by Groupon. 

The damage was caused when the tower began to leak after the frozen water—nearly 11,000 pounds of ice—inside began to melt. 

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