Friday, August 19, 2016

Southington: where exciting events go on and on

Just a few of our important upcoming Activities and Events 

                   at the new 
   St. Dominic  Child Care Cente
             from 9 to 11:30 am 
            Sunday, August 28th

Also . . . . .
Eileen Sampiere, Principal
Sunday, August 28th at 11:00 am, meet and Greet Eileen Sampiere, Southington Catholic School’s new administrator who will support the mission of further developing an excellent, faith filled education available to all the families of our community.

Bring the family along for an informal reception in the School Cafeteria at 133 Bristol Street. The school’s soft opening will be held on August 31st from 9 am to 1 pm. The first full day of school will be Thursday, September 1st.  Would you like to volunteer to help serve lunch to the students from 10:50 to 12:30 daily? Choose the day most convenient for you. For more information, call 860-628-2485.

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Sunday, August 28th from 1 to 5 pm. Support the Polish Falcons’ 1st annual BBQ fundraiser at 33 Knowles Ave in Plantsville to benefit the High Hopes Home in Meriden for its developmentally challenged residents.  BBQ with the trimmings, plus keg beer and DJ Music. Donation required. The Renegade Pigs Club of Meriden will use all proceeds to fill the Christmas wish lists and daily needs of the residents of the High Hopes Home, a private, permanent facility in Meriden for children with multiple disabilities located at 44 Woodlawn Terrace. High Hopes takes in children referred by the Department of Children and Families and is partially supported by charitable donations.
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9/11 Memorial - Plantsville, CT.
Sunday, September 11, 2016 at precisely 8:46 am the people of Southington will gather with members of the Fire and Police Departments as well as public officials, the Knights of Columbus Color Guard, the American Legion, other veterans’ groups and leaders of civic and community service groups for a brief service honoring those who lost their lives on that most tragic day of September 11, 2001 fifteen years ago. Music and sound to be provided by local DJ Jerry Limmer. Flowers will be placed at the site The public is invited. The memorial monument, designed to represent the World Trade Center, is a pair of twin granite tablets installed by Mathieu Monuments of Southington. Remember this never to be forgotten moment in our history at the Rails to Trails crossing on W. Main Stree to honor the memory of almost 3,000 innocent citizens, including Fire, Police and other first responders who lost their lives in NYC, at the Pentagon and in a field in Pennsylvania through the evil actions of terrorists. Arrival suggested by 8:30am to ensure parking space.
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Sunday, October 2nd – YMCA’s 37th annual Apple Harvest Festival Road Races - Register asap for the 5 Mile, 5K, 2 Mile Walk, and Little Fritter Run by stopping at the Y front desk or online at The “Y” is offering a courtesy discount to active military members. Race Schedule: 5 Mile Start- 8:30 am; 5K Start-8:45 am; both start at top of Columbus Blvd. The Y also has a t-shirt design competition this year. Design a road race t-shirt, 12” by 16”, maximum 4 colors. Any color background. Winner to receive a gift certificate and free publicity.  Enter now through August 26. Send design to The Y invites musicians to add to the community fun and spirit along the race course. Contact John Myers for more info.
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And, the biggest event 
             in Southington
                        year after year . . .

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