Newsletter vol. 19
A Thought Starter for this Month:
As of 2018, the Trust for Public Land reported that 36% of Danbury residents live within a 10-minute walk of a park, the national average is 54%. Their report goes on to state that only 5% of Danbury’s city land is used for parks and recreation, the national median is 15%. Of that 5%, which translates to 1,622 acres, according to their website, 722 of those acres make up Tarrywile Park, the city’s largest FREE public park, accessible to all Danbury residents as well as the surrounding towns. With funding at an all time low, why not consider partnering with us as we work to preserve what little open space we have left.
October is always a beautiful time of year to host a wedding. Every bride wants to capture the bold colors of the fall foliage in their wedding photos. The temperatures are steadily leaning toward the cool side making outdoor ceremonies a comfortable option for all these grooms and groomsmen required to wear a coat and tie.
The Mansion schedule this month is an eclectic mix of weddings, a Sweet 16, a baby shower, and the senior retreat of our neighbors at Immaculate High School.
Also on the calendar is an anniversary celebration for a couple that were married at the Mansion more than 10 years ago. I love when our couples come back to celebrate where it all began.
At the end of the month we have a surprise retirement/birthday extravaganza being planned for one special guy who is very much loved by his wife. It will be a casino night theme complete with showgirls, an Elvis impersonator and so much more. I can’t wait to see the photos from this fun filled evening.
Stay tuned, the Mansion blog will soon be filled with all the details, photos and client reviews from the past two months events.
Don’t forget to sign up for our annual Harvest Dinner Fundraiser, tickets are going fast, it’s an evening you don’t want to miss!
Planning a special event? Give us a call at 203-744-3130, or email; firstname.lastname@example.org, we’d love to discuss how Tarrywle Mansion would be perfect for your next celebration or wedding day.
Fall in New England is a fickle beast. It will be 85 degrees one day and the next 55. The leaves will start to color in earnest and fall to the ground. Take a moment to witness the changes that the seasons bring. I have seen a lot of changes during my time here. Twenty one years ago, we did almost all our correspondence by postal service, now it is a rarity to send something in the mail. The Park was well used, but parking was easy to come by. Now a days, you are hard pressed to find parking during many hours the park is open. We have more acreage to take care of and more buildings.
To take care of everything that is Tarrwile, we must fundraise close to $40,000 this year. So would you consider joining us for our 10th Annual Harvest Dinner on November 1st. Tickets are just $75 for a spectacular night of dinner, dancing, and silent auction fun with all the proceeds going to Tarrywile Park. Check out our website for more information. If you can’t come but would like to donate something to the auction, feel free to give the office a call at 203-744-3130.
Until nest time, enjoy the fall weather, take a hike and join us for the Harvest Dinner!
Let’s all strive to keep the “free” in Tarrywile Park, a free resource for all Danbury residents.
Happenings in the Park: Thank you, thank you, thank you to Jenny Schuck and her grew at YogaCulture for donating the entire proceeds from their summer 2019 Yoga in the Park series, which amounts to an amazing $2,129.50. Words are not enough to express the gratitude we have for these fellow park lovers who unselfishly give of their time and resources to help keep Tarrywile Park the beautiful resource we all enjoy. The fall season for Immaculate and Danbury High Schools Cross Country track team has begun, visit their websites for times and details.
Fast Facts: why supporting your local parks matter, “City parks and open space improve our physical and psychological health, strengthen our communities, and make our cities and neighborhoods more attractive places to live and work. Numerous studies have shown the social, environmental, economic, and health benefits parks brink to a city and it’s people.” – Paul M. Sherer, The Trust for Public Land.
If you belong to an organization that 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.