Sweet sight: Redesigned Ohio water tower to feature Dum-Dum lollipops

BRYAN, Ohio — A candy company has teamed up with an Ohio city’s government to create a water tower that features colorful lollipops.

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Spangler Candy Company announced it had partnered with the Bryan Board of Public Affairs to redesign the water tower on the northwest side of town, with the goal of creating a “landmark attraction for the community.”

The design, first presented at the Bryan BPA’s public meeting on July 5, features eight large Dum-Dum lollipops painted around the main tank of the water tower, with the legs of the tower painted white to represent the lollipop sticks. The words “BRYAN, OHIO” will be printed down the center pipe.

“We are really excited for the opportunity to make this water tower an even larger asset for our community besides just holding water,” Kirk Vashaw, CEO of Spangler Candy, said in a statement. “With its new design painted by a world-famous artist, it will become a new landmark for Bryan and will provide a great opportunity to promote our city.”

Eric Henn, an award-winning muralist who has painted other water towers, has been tapped for the project, WTVG reported.

Spangler Candy Company has been making Dum-Dum lollipops in Bryan since 1906, and told WTOL that part of the inspiration for the water tower was to enhance excitement for the company’s upcoming “Spangler Candy World” attraction, set to open in 2023.

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