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Fountains transform to green throughout the city

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Savannah is getting into the Irish spirit; fountains throughout the city are already green as we count down the days to St. Patrick's Day.

The annual greening of the fountain ceremony took place at the fountain in Forsyth Park.

"It's very symbolic to the city of Savannah and the iconic figure in the fountain at Forsyth Park," said St. Patrick's Day Committee General Chairman Kevin Halligan.

People gathered around the Forsyth Park fountain to watch Grand Marshal Dave Roberts, members of the St. Patrick's Day Committee along with family and friends who helped pour dye into the fountain.

"I got to poor it in the fountain," said WTOC Coloring Contest Winner Kennadie Mangelsdorf.

It's an event that is cherished by all ages; some who have been coming out for years.

"I've done it two times," said first grader Addison Gavin.

Others traveled hundreds of miles to experience it for the very first time.

"Love it! I'm not Irish but I'm Irish at heart," said Jim Stodola from Dallas, TX.  

This year marks the city's 190th Irish celebration, and the annual parade on St. Patrick's Day is the second largest in the United States.

"Anytime you get to celebrate a holiday and do it in a festive way, that's a nice thing," said Joel Good from Birmingham, AL.  

Once the water was transformed from clear to green, the crowd was amazed.

A moment that happens just once a year and those who get to see it in person, you could say are lucky.  

"I mean when do you get to see that?" said Anna Rodriguez from Birmingham, AL.  

"It's very touching," said Stodola.

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