By Jean Falbo-Sosnovich
SEYMOUR= The fire hydrant in front of Seymour residents’ Pam and Wayne Finkle’s house at 1 Jay Lane is getting lots of attention lately.
The Finkles recently painted their bright yellow hydrant to resemble one of the popular ‘Minions,’ made famous from the “Despicable Me” movie and “Minions” sequel.
Pam Finkle, a retired Seymour Middle School teacher, said her husband of 44 years, loves the Minions, and wanted to do something special for their grandkids, ages 12 and 8, who helped with the fun art project, as well as for the neighborhood to enjoy.
The Finkles got permission from the local water company who gave them the okay to paint the hydrant. The couple said they wanted to do something to “give back” to the community, and the hydrant also serves as a ‘thank you’ to volunteer firefighters in town, as the Minion is sporting a junior fire marshal sticker atop his red fire hat.