If you walked down Old Post Road recently, you may have noticed some of the fire hydrants lining the street have been painted to look like Revolutionary War-era British Redcoats.
The hydrants are part of Fairfield'a upcoming 375th birthday celebration in 2014. Resident Jeanne Harrison is spearheading the project, as she did in 1976 for the United States Bicentennial, Town Clerk Betsy Browne said.
The hydrants -- painted to commemorate the burning of Fairfield by the British in 1779 -- mark Fairfield's Memorial Day parade route in the center of town, and can also be found at the site of the Dogwood Festival in Greenfield Hill.
Volunteers from the Wakeman Boys & Girls Club and scouts organizations are helping paint the hydrants.
The celebration of Fairfield's 375th birthday will be ongoing throughout 2014. Details to come as planning progresses.