FLORENCE – Harrison Fountain, the iconic structure at the heart of the University of North Alabama, will be relit for the spring as part of the annual Light the Fountain event Thursday, March 16 from 6:30-9pm.  Congressman Robert B. Aderholt has been tapped to light the fountain at 7:30pm.

“Congressman Aderholt has worked tirelessly on behalf of the University, even before his district included the institution,” said UNA President, Dr. Ken Kitts. 

In addition to the lighting ceremony, the tradition has evolved to include free t-shirts, food, a photo booth, and music. They are these extras which make Light the Fountain a student favorite, according to Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. K.C. White.

“The campus community and the broader Shoals community look forward to this annual event as the return of spring and warmer weather on campus,” she said. “The community gets to celebrate in this special event with us, and students enjoy a bit of a party on the plaza after the lighting takes place. UNA is a beautiful place, and Light the Fountain celebrates this special time of year.”

The rain date is March 21.