At that meeting Council discussed the need for stricter enforcement of the rules in Triangle Park, including regulations against cooling off in the fountain. During that conversation, Council President Lee Ann Gilbert offered as supporting evidence the fact that she had even been told about a woman who went for a swim in the fountain with a raft.
Pam Schiaffo, the unnamed woman with the raft, contacted Emmaus Patch by email this week to set the record straight.
Here's what Schiaffo had to say:
"It was an extremely hot day. I had just cut our grass and the grandkids were waiting for me to come swimming in their pool. I stopped in the Triangle on my way for a little fun to take a photo. NEVER did I get IN the fountain. I was there MAYBE 3 minutes to get a picture. Had fun with it on Facebook, my friends thought it was fun. I try to have fun with life, think positive and do silly stuff to break the monotony -- but I'm not crazy enough to do anything illegal! Can't believe this got SO MUCH attention."