HASTINGS, Neb. — A traditional sign of summer in Hastings is set to be ignited again this weekend.

A city news release says the Jacob Fisher Rainbow Fountain will start running this weekend. The fountain usually operates from Mother’s Day to early October.

The iconic lighted fountain stands near Hastings Utilities headquarters at 12th St. and Denver Ave. Installed in its current location in 1933, the fountain is the largest of its kind between Denver and Chicago.

Workers prepared the fountain for operation by washing it, flushing leaves from water lines, filling it and testing the pumps. Eight of the 24 Volt DC canopy lights were replaced. Officials reviewed all of the programming, shows, and lights to make sure they were current and working properly.

Its name was derived from two winning essays written by young school children in an effort to name the structure. Jacob Fisher was the mayor of Hastings when the park was first developed. The "Rainbow Fountain" describes the many changing colors of lights that accompany the varying arrays of water sprays that reach heights of 60 feet.