Meet Harlan, Groton's New Elf
Groton Conservation Trust announces the winner of the contest to find and name the Gnome is Paul Funch (pictured with gnome). (Editor's note: actually, it's an elf.)
As a long-time member of Groton Trails Committee and a person likely to be on Groton trails, Paul acknowledged that it still took him three trips through Fitch Woods, specifically looking for the Gnome, to find him perched about 30 feet from the trail. Paul offered the name of "Harlan" in honor of the late Harlan Fitch, former owner of Fitch Woods.
Next spring, "Harlan" will be placed on another Groton Conservation Trust property for other eager seekers to find.