Newsletter vol. 14
Spring at Tarrywile is not to be missed! The coming milder weather brings and outpouring of park and nature lovers to our little oasis in the heart of Danbury. At times our visitors feel compelled to let us know how much they love and appreciate having this treasured open space in the ever increasing world of over-development and unwanted line items. Read what they are saying on TripAdvisor, Google, and Yelp, as well as The Knot and Wedding Wire.
March was a quiet month here at the Mansion which has given me time to work on bringing our website up to the current Search Engine Optimization Standards. hopefully, this will bring us higher on the Google, Safari, and Bing search engines. If you could help me out with this I would appreciate it: every so often do a search for wedding or event venues in CT or Danbury and let me know where we pop up on your search. This will give me an idea of how I’m doing keeping up with the latest marketing trends.
We had two events last month: a wine tasting and silent auction fundraiser for the Candlewood Valley Landtrust. The annual sanding and refinishing of the hardwood floors in the Mansion was just in time for a fundraiser for Mayoral hopeful Chris Setaro. We thank them both for having their events at Tarrywile Mansion and the exposure it gives us.
Saturday, April 6 is our annual Easter Egg Hunt fundraiser hosted by Meghan Friedland of Macaroni Kid-Danbury-Bethel-Ridgefield. If you have young kids don’t wait to sign up for this fun filled family event.
Recently engaged or know someone who is recently engaged? We currently have some prime weekends available for the 2019 wedding season.
Spring at Tarrywile is truly a time of rebirth. Wildlife are having offspring, spring flowers are starting to open an at the Mansion we are gearing up for the start of wedding season. Spring is also the time that we do our funding appeal to local businesses. This year we are also asking for your help.
The everyday walker, dog owner, runner, birdwatcher, fisherman and nature lover, if you use Tarrywile, consider giving today. Please donate to help us take care of YOUR Park. We have three months left and must raise $26,000 to meet our fundraising goals.
Please, please consider donating today. Click on the PayPal link below, mail in a check to Tarrywile or stop in the Park office to donate today. We cannot do it without you!
Until next time remember: leave no trace, respect wildlife, leash your dog, Leave what you find, respect fellow park users, always be prepared but most importantly, enjoy all Tarrywile has to offer.
Happenings in the park: April marks the beginning of outdoor events planned in the Park.
Sunday, April 7, the Western Connecticut Orienteering Club are meeting from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm for a “Foot-O”, it is a standard course for all levels. For more information email Tony Mufatti the course setter and event Director.
Happenings in the Park continued: The Danbury Music Centre is hosting their Annual Nutcracker 5k fundraiser on Sunday, April 14, for more information visit their website Danbury Music Centre/Events. Tinkergarten begins their Spring classes on Fridays in the park from 10:30 am – 11:30 am.
Ruffled Feathers: Beware of this rafter of turkeys that are known to frequent the Tarrywile Lake Road and Southern Boulevard areas. I was coming into work one day last week and did not notice the very angry turkey trying to cross the road hidden by a large garbage can. The good news, he saw me before I spotted him so tragedy was averted. He and his fellow Tom Turkey protector were very upset with me and had no hesitation in letting me know it. It was an alarming sight to see: loud squawking noises, beaks wide open, feathers ruffled and a seemingly endless line of family members following in their wake. Now you can’t say you haven’t been warned, keep alert if you want to stay on their good side.
Fast Facts: At least ten species of birds that are here at Tarrywile are ground nesting birds. Please stay on the marked trails and keep all dogs on leash to prevent nests from being damaged or destroyed. Along with it being the law, this is one of the many reasons why dogs should always be leashed.
If you belong to an organization which would like to contribute to the park by way of a community service project, a donated service or monetary donation, please contact the office either by phone or email. We truly appreciate all our volunteers and donors, without you all we wouldn’t be the beautiful park you love and enjoy.