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The Saturday scene at Rawlins Park included a view of the Camp Verde and Montezuma Rimrock Fire Department crews lending a hand — and a very long ladder — to put up a new solar light atop the flagpole.  The new fixture will provide just enough light to spotlight our flag, without distracting from the wonderful night sky display of stars.  Lots of gasps, and  “OOH”s and “AAH”s were heard from the gathered spectators, including dog-walkers, their dogs, and pedestrians. The crowd all politely gathered around to put a little more urgency into the delicate operation.  The ladder was lowered just close enough for firefighters to reach the top and carefully install the new fixture, without coming close enough to bounce off the flagpole in the chilly, windy weather.

 

A big thank-you to the Fire Departments and also to Board Member Ron Melcher, who purchased and tested the new light fixture over the last few weeks, and then persuaded the firemen to lend their support.  

 

The light was working beautifully last night, upon our inspection after dark.  See the picture below.  That’s the moon in the upper right corner, and the solar light visible through the trees, along with the current park lighting a bit lower.

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