I noticed workers cleaning out the Sheldahl anniversary fountain on Bridge Square this morning. (Yes, it’ll be ready for today’s 105+ heat index.)
It reminded me that Northfielder Brenton Balvin tweeted this question a couple of weeks ago:
#northfield friends, quick poll: is it ok for kids to wade / walk in downtown fountain?
I replied with an emphatic YES but Northfield.org board chair Nate White tweeted:
i’d say not okay on a typical day but I certainly wouldn’t fault anybody for taking a dip today!
I’ve never known it to NOT be okay for anyone to wade in the fountain, kids or adults. I’ve taken more than a few photos of kids wading there, eg, this photo from my Taste of Northfield 2010 album.
But maybe TPTB just look the other way when it happens.
Is there any question on what Ray "Jake" Jacobson would say about folks wading in one of his public fountains?
The Sheldahl Anniversary Fountain on Bridge Square is back in action as of yesterday.
Is it just me, or does the height of water seem less than previous years (see photos here and here)?
I wonder if the fountain is having, um, trouble like some guys I know?
Hayes Scriven, blogger and Executive Director of the Northfield Historical Society, sent this note with the above photos of the Sheldahl 25th anniversary fountain on Bridge Square:
I thought I would send you some more picture of a sure-fire sign of summer. The fountain is up and running! If you notice there is a nice new blue paint job in water bowl.