By Alexis Ann
By definition, a community is sharing, participation, and fellowship, and the fellowship was apparent at the dedication of the U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II Memorial Bridge. According to Ted Moukawsher, “The bridge over the Thames was a gateway to victory in World War II.” Dedication on page 12.
Participation and fellowship are all a part of cooperation; just ask Fire Chiefs Fritz Hilbert, Ken Richards, or Todd Paige. All three agree that the key to crisis management is getting fire departments and emergency crews together for pre-planning sessions in case of an emergency. Go behind-the-scenes on pages 4-5.
The “Journal Lady” Antoinette Ledzian shares her home with the young community, calling it the “Writer’s Garden.” By creating one-of-a-kind journals, Antoinette inspires the youth who participate in her workshops. Creativity at work on page 6.
Hats off to the Chief! A special dinner is in the works to celebrate the 2005 Distinguished Citizen of the Year, Chief Ralph Sturges! As the Vice President of Programs for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern Connecticut, I’m inviting all of you to participate in honoring a truly great man while supporting a wonderful program. See page 13.
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