Thank you to everyone who came out in the oppressive heat to join with me in the unveiling and rededication of the 1901 Nathan Hale Memorial Fountain at its Fodor Farm location.
I want to particularly thank the many people over the past decade who have helped me to make this happen. Thank you for Dana Laird for showing me the photo she had taken in 2011 of where the horse trough was at Ambler Farm in Wilton, and Pete Bondi who told me that he was told by someone in the Wilton Garden Club that they were looking to “get rid of the trough.” Thank you to former First Selectmen Bob Russell who worked with me to make this happen after many in Norwalk weren’t successful in getting this returned to Norwalk for decades. Thank you to Mike Moccaie, former Recreation & Parks director, for having an idea for an herb garden (now Pollinator Pathway) at Fodor so the trough wouldn’t have to come to our house or get left off in front of Nathan Hale Middle School where the other part, the stele, in a bad state of disrepair, was located at that time. Thank you to my husband Jordan and the crew at Minutemen Land Services that together with Norwalk Recreation & Parks hauled the two-ton trough to Norwalk. And then the following year, similar move occurred hauling the stele from Nathan Hale Middle School to Fodor.