Greening of the Fountain Is a Go

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Yesterday's weather postponed a Savannah tradition.

But today the legend of greening the fountain at Forsyth Park lived on.

"We obviously need rain and with the Irish blessing we ask for the rain to fall soft upon our fields and the rain fell soft upon Savannah yesterday," said the 2008 St. Patrick's Day Parade Grand Marshall Dr. Frank Rossiter.

But today the only water getting a lot of attention was inside the fountain at Forsyth Park.

"It really is a beautiful sight," said spectator Margaret Scafidi.

After 24 hours of being postponed because of bad weather, today scores of people circled around the fountain.

"The greening of the fountain is always on a Friday and I can't make it but when it rained yesterday and they postponed it until today, I made sure I made it out here on time," said Scafidi.

Scafidi along with others came out to watch this years Grand Marshall Dr. Frank Rossiter, pour the eco-friendly green dye into the fountain.

"St. Patrick's Day is a season here in Savannah and the whole city is turning green and what better way to start it up then by greening the fountain," said Dr. Rossiter.

Dr. Rossiter says as he was pouring the dye into the fountain he had ha couple of things running through his mind.

"I'm thinking at what point is the dye start turning green and being spewed from the sprayers above on the fountain and as you saw it took four cans to get it to circulate throughout the entire fountain," he said.

Tomorrow the Celtic Cross will begin at 11:30am at the Cathedral.

Reported by:  David Hall,