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Merced residents consider fate of historic Laura Fountain

Residents and local organizations joined together with city leaders recently to discuss the future of Laura Fountain in Applegate Park. As a longstanding symbol of Merced’s history, the fountain was built in the town’s formative years by city founder Charles Henry Huffman. Erected next to the El Capitan railroad depot, the fountain…

Kids celebrate Mother’s Day with butterflies at zoo

The Merced Zoological Society hosted its annual butterfly release on Mother’s Day at Applegate Park Zoo in Merced. Prior to the release, young children enjoyed butterfly-themed activities at the educational building, such as coloring printouts of butterflies.  A new activity the kids loved was creating a butterfly face mask. Julie…

Community members celebrate Earth Day at Applegate Park

The City of Merced Parks & Community Services Department organized a fun and educational celebration of Earth Day at Applegate Park in Merced, which took place on the afternoon of April 19. During the event, kids created bird feeders, transplanted fruit and vegetable plants, enjoyed sensory activities, and learned about animal species…