Can summer be far behind?
Ron Ayres cranked the spigots on Tuesday afternoon, and voila! Springtime on the Morristown Green!
Patriot’s Farewell, the fountain donated in 2001 by Ayres’ uncle, Dick Deskovick, has survived another winter.
While Ayres could not promise warm weather, “I guarantee there’s not going to be any more cold freezes,” he said with confidence.
At least, not for a few more months.
Ayres also guaranteed that vandals won’t get away with the kind of shenanigans that have threatened the fountain in the past.
Anyone who tries dumping anything into the water will be captured on video–just like the fellow who absconded with a life-sized toy soldier at Christmas, shortly after security cameras were installed by the Trustees of the Morristown Green.
“If somebody puts something nasty in there, there will be a picture of them doing it,” said Ayres, who has cleaned graffiti, soap and motor oil from the fountain in recent years.