Letter to the Editor
On behalf of the Clinton Family Day Committee 2013, I would like to thank the 30+ volunteers who donated their time on July 20th to make this event a huge success. I would also like to acknowledge and thank Willie Fritz, First Selectman, the Park & Recreation Department Staff and Commission, the Board of Selectmen, Members of the Morgan Peer Advocates and the Clinton Youth and Family Service Bureau for their support and generosity.
A special thank you to the following people who worked many hours, over several months, on this project which benefited the children and families of this community; Kimberly Inglis, Nancy Popp, Amy King, Nancy Williams and Andrea Ruggiero. We 19 children participate in our Sand Sculpture Contest this year and I would be remiss if I didn’t thank our judges; Lynn Pinder, Selectman and Bo Potter, Director of the Park and Recreation Department. We also had several, 5 man teams in both age groups; participate in our Tug of War Contest, which made for a very exciting event.
The following businesses helped us along the way; Shop Rite, by donating watermelons, bottled water/gift card and Clinton Sport Shop for donating a stopwatch.
Everyone who attended this event experienced a day filled with Races, Arts & Crafts, Games, Face Painting, Prizes, a Waterslide and Beach Combing with Dana Skidmore. It was a wonderful feeling to see the community come together to make our Eight Annual Clinton Family Day such a special day for the children and families of Clinton.
If you would like to volunteer for our event next year, please contact me at the P & R Office at 860-669-6901. The next Clinton Family Day will be held on July 19, 2014.
Lois A. Ruggiero,
Clinton Family Day Committee