The Radcliff Reservoir between Wilson Road and Dixie Boulevard has taken another step in its facelift. Various members of the community came out Saturday morning to begin painting the tank.
Radcliff Mayor JJ Duvall gave an introductory speech and also discussed the history of the tank.
A Model M103, primarily used by the Marine Corps until 1973, was donated to the city by the United States Army at Fort Knox to represent this community relationship.
Mike Martin, director of community engagement and outreach at the George S. Patton Museum, helped lead the painting efforts.
“This is a community project where everyone comes together to breathe new life into this…landmark,” Martin said.
The project has three phases, he said. The first phase, which took place last week, involved cleaning and pressure washing the tank. The second phase is the painting and finally the detail work. He said a full historic restoration would cost around $100,000.
Derek Kerns and three other colleagues from Amazon’s Shepherdsville facility were there to volunteer as part of Amazon Warriors.
He said it’s an affinity group they’re part of that supports veteran hiring and outreach.
He said one of their recruiters lives in Radcliff and told the group about the tank painting.
“We’re thrilled to be here to help out and…give back to the military community here at Radcliff,” he said.
Martin said the supplies were donated by local businesses and community members, including Basham Lumber.
“For me, this is an exciting project…that brings us all together,” he said.