Letter: Thanks to All Who Supported Darien Nature Center’s ‘Down on the Farm’ Event


Crafts at a past Down on the Farm party

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Letter to the editor:

On behalf of the Darien Nature Center, I would like to thank every sponsor, volunteer, and attending family who supported our 8th annual Down on the Farm event on Saturday, May 26 in Cherry Lawn Park.

Down on the Farm is an enormous undertaking and would not have been possible without the power of volunteerism. Businesses and residents started coming together weeks and even months prior to the big day — a testament to the generosity of our local community.

Thank you to Boylan Bottling Company, Two Roads Brewery, and Whole Foods for their sponsorships.

Thank you to Almstead Tree & Shrub Care Company for once again hoisting hundreds of children into the treetops for a birds-eye view of the party.

Thank you to Fox Hill Builders for sharing construction vehicles that provided a unique jungle gym for guests of all ages.

Thank you to our food truck vendors for donating a portion of their sales to the Nature Center: Dough Girls Pizza, Melt Mobile, Cowabunga, and Skip’s Ice Cream.

Thank you to our local government entities for overseeing the safety of the event. We appreciate the members of the Darien Police Department, Fire Marshal’s office, and Parks & Recreation Department.

We are beyond appreciative of these combined efforts, and thrilled that your dedication has helped further the Nature Center’s mission of bringing friends together to play in and learn about the natural world around us. See you next year!


Leila Wetmore, executive director, Darien Nature Center

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