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Woman With Raft: I Never got IN Triangle Park Fountain

Emmaus resident Pam Schiaffo says she posed for a photo by the Triangle Park fountain on a hot summer afternoon, but never actually got into the fountain with the raft.

An Emmaus woman recently became an unwitting and unnamed local celebrity when a simple photo stunt in became the topic of conversation at the July 16 meeting.

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 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."

Diane Krier July 26, 2012 at 08:57 PM
I love the ideal of just posing for a pic and a funny one at that...The council seems to throw things way out of proportion...If only they were concerned for more really big matters...losen up and lets not get bend out of shape for ppl that wanna take pics no harm in taking pics...Pam I applaud you for setting them straight and making them look like fools....
ron July 26, 2012 at 09:09 PM
Hey Pam cool photo. I think you should take a dip in the fountain on a hot day like this you deserve it! If they arrest you i will come bail you out haha. keep having fun!!!!
Cheryl Saul July 27, 2012 at 11:30 PM
I have a message for Ms. Gilbert. Instead of worrying about some woman exhibiting a delightful and harmless sense of humor, how about taking that time to write up a proposal to ban all fireworks from the borough. I would much rather see some lady posing with a raft for a photo shoot than be alarmed and scared out of our wits, every night of the week all summer long, by someone within a block of our home shooting off aerial fireworks.
Lyle Richardson July 28, 2012 at 01:47 AM
Emmaus should do what Allentown did at the plaza water shooting up that the kids and adults can play in. Everyone has a great time.

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