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The park bells will ring again

Stolen cowbells from Footbridge Park found on Boquet River

Elizabeth Bartley presents reward money to Nathaniel Galeraigh at Footbridge Park after he returned the park’s missing cowbells, Rita and Gary Mitchell, who frequently enjoy walking through the Footbridge park, joined the group for the award.

Elizabeth Bartley presents reward money to Nathaniel Galeraigh at Footbridge Park after he returned the park’s missing cowbells, Rita and Gary Mitchell, who frequently enjoy walking through the Footbridge park, joined the group for the award.

— The Footbridge Park’s missing cowbells were discovered by local fisherman and will return to the park for visitor’s enjoyment.

Nathaniel Galeraigh of Keene Valley had been taking advantage of the warmer temperatures on March 21 and decided to fish on the Boquet River near the footbridge. While looking for an ideal spot to cast his line, he had discovered the bells in the along the edge of the river.

Town Supervisor Margaret Bartley said the bells had been discovered missing on March 16 by Jessica Darney Buehler and Meg Parker, both of Public heath.

The cow bells, which had been placed along the footpath for visitors to ring as they walked through the park, had been stolen by vandals sometime between March 15 and 16. The vandals took the series of cowbells and had cut them from their stands.

Bartley invited Galeraigh, to a special ceremony at the Footbridge Park on April 6, to present him with the $100 reward check for bringing the bells back to the people of Elizabethtown. Trail frequenters Rita and Gary Mitchell were also present for the Reward ceremony.

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