They brought the money to the town administrator who said he thought they could find the money somewhere to keep the park open, she said.
“We have loved this place ever since,” Wilcox said. “This place is summer for most of us.”
“We must never let this place go. It’s the lake unimproved and that’s why we love it,” Wilcox continued.
Wilcox then read an original poem for everyone that she wrote about Fairy Spring. In her poem she said, “What do we love about Fairy Spring? The mystery of its depth and the joy of being part of it.”
Richard Duncan took a panoramic photograph of everyone in attendance and then, as is birthday party tradition, everyone ate cake.
There will be one more event in the series to celebrate the park’s 75th birthday. On Wednesday, Aug. 21, there will be a children’s story time reading of “Fairy Boats” by Cooperstown kindergarten teacher Lisa Lippitt at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, visit the Friends of the Parks’ Facebook Page or call Knight at 547-8333.