Donations flow

Donations flowed to town charitable causes at the Board of Selectmen meeting Dec. 5, perhaps a harbinger of the giving of the winter holiday season.
The biggest donation, $10,280, was from an anonymous donor who wanted the money to go toward the purchase of a trailer to haul the Wilton Fire Department’s new all-terrain vehicle.
The vehicle will be used by the Community Emergency Response Team to rescue injured hikers from the town’s many trail systems. The CERT also received $750 from the Connecticut Professional Firefighters Emergency Relief Fund.
Another recipient at the meeting was the Horseshoe Pond Gift Fund. Volunteers have been raising money to clean the pond.
A recent fund-raiser at Marly’s restaurant in Wilton Center raised $500.35 for the cause, according to the selectmen’s gift acceptance list. Luisa and Robert Kelso donated $100, as did Steve and Sue Johnson.
Gary and Stephanie Moore also donated $100. Gifts of $50 were made by Shefali and Nirag Patel, John and Therese Dicenzo, Paul Iffland and David Tatko and Heather Christopher.
Virginia Miller gave $30, as did John and Ann McDonald.
The selectmen typically report gifts to the town at every meeting.