by Alexis Ann
Several organizations across the region are showing their community spirit during this special time of the year. First, statewide, Governor M. Jody Rell and the CT National Guard kicked off this year’s Operation E.L.F.-Embracing Lonely Families-in a big way. E.L.F. helps CT’s military members and the families during the holiday season. “Our service members and their families deserve our gratitude every day, but especially around the holidays when they may be a half-world away from each other,” announced the Governor. Catch the spirit on here.
The Waterford Group Charitable Foundation collected more than 440 pounds of canned goods and other non-perishable food items for the Gemma E. Moran United Way Labor Food Center in New London. “It’s important to our associates to give back to the communities where they live and work,” said Len Wolman, chairman and CEO, Waterford Group, here.
Dime Bank partners with Bikes For Kids, once again, to give underprivileged children new bicycles to ride. The Montville Branch hosted the event and 17 bikes were given to deserving children. “Dime Bank is such a huge part of our community in Montville, through good times and rough times,” said Montville Councilor Bill Caron here.
In the Spirit of this holiday season, Santa came to town, arriving by tugboat John Paul, captained by Adam Wronoski. Santa delighted children young and old here. Also, catch the winners of the Mystic Holiday Boat Parade.
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