Boys and Girls Club campers were able to explore Trooper 1, a state police helicopter, after it landed at Veterans Park field on Aug. 16.

More than 400 Club members were able to see the helicopter up close and personal, and hear first-hand from its pilot.

State Rep. John Frey (R-111) organized and attended the event. Members of the Ridgefield police and fire departments were also on hand for the event.

"The visit created a memorable moment for all, and we really appreciate all those involved," said Mike Flynn, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Ridgefield.