❤️ Putnam

By Rosalie Tirella

Putnam, Connecticut, really is a special place! Yesterday, while we were at the dog park, I noticed these two huge red heart arches on the River Walk. …

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The two heart arches. photos: R.T.

They’re beautiful and enhance the loveliness of the trail – a trail that hundreds of Putnam residents and visitors amble down each day. So nice to see: older couples holding hands, young parents pushing baby strollers, guys and gals waking their dogs. You see half the town come out for their daily walk on the River Trail!

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The river…it runs through Putnam.

But these heart ❤️ arches were new, and I wondered about their significance. So I talked with a Putnam business leader who said he and other local biz folks were each asked for a $1,000 donation to pay for the construction and installation of the huge hearts. They were built to show Putnam’s support for homeless women.❤️ For a donation$$, any one can buy a “lock” that’s then attached to one of the gigantic hearts. Your name is engraved on the lock you buy. All the money$$$ raised is given to the local women’s shelter.

I said: Cool!

He said: You won’t believe this town. I’ve never seen anything like it. Putnam always helps its neighbors … it’s such a special community!
💕💕☀️❤️💕☀️

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More public art (big pup!) at the entrance to the Putnam Dog Park.