NOW it’s spring: The fountain’s flowing on the Morristown Green

'Patriot's Farewell' is ready for the 2016 season. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
'Patriot's Farewell' is ready for the 2016 season. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
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Video: The fountain is back in 2016

Don’t let the night-time temperatures fool you.

It must be spring. The fountain is flowing again on the Green!

Ron Ayres flipped the switch around 2:30 pm on Monday.

Ayres is the nephew of Dick Deskovick, co-founder of First Morris Bank (now Provident Bank), who donated the fountain and statue, titled Patriot’s Farewell, in 2001.

Last year’s bitterly cold winter burst fountain pipes that cost nearly $1,000 to repair, Ayres said. But everything survived the mild winter of 2015-16 in good shape, he said.

    PHANTOM OF THE FOUNTAIN: Ron Ayres keeps the water flowing. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
PHANTOM OF THE FOUNTAIN: Ron Ayres keeps the water flowing for the enjoyment of all. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
    'Patriot's Farewell' is ready for the 2016 season. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
‘Patriot’s Farewell’ is ready for the 2016 season. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
    Ron Ayres has kept the fountain on the Green in sparkling shape for years. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Ron Ayres has kept the fountain on the Green in sparkling shape for years. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
The fountain is back in business on the Green. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
The fountain is back in business on the Green. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
The Green is in bloom around the fountain. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
The Green is in bloom around the Patriot statue. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
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