Fire hydrants come to life in the form of characters in New Carlisle! Each hydrant is filled with magic, discovery, and surprise! Diane Sawyer had taken a trip to Nova Scotia where she saw 3 or 4 fire hydrants downtown that were painted as clowns and came back with the idea to paint ours in New Carlisle. Barry Tennier, the Mayor at the time, hired Chad Clark to start painting the fire hydrants. Once the first one was painted, everyone wanted a specific cartoon character on the one near their house.