Botsford Fire and Rescue’s Annual Fundraiser/Summer Bash is planned for Saturday, August 22.
Beginning at 4 pm, members of the volunteer company will serve up hot dogs, hamburgers, ribs and corn on the cob, with live music by Nashville Drive beginning at 6. Beer, wine, soda and water will also be available to purchase.
Chris Manfredi, a senior at Newtown High School, is seeking donations to support Aaron’s Gifts from Home, an organization dedicated to the memory of Marine Navy Hospital Corpsman Aaron Ullom of Michigan. Ullom was killed in action, while saving another’s life, in 2011. His family founded Aaron’s Gifts From Home to provide necessities and comforts of home to troops serving in the military.
While members of the local business community are voicing strong support for the construction of a condominium complex proposed for Sandy Hook Center, some Sandy Hook residents continue to urge that the developer significantly cut the number of dwellings proposed, although he has already scaled down the project.
Neil Davis is on a 3,178-mile journey called “Not Broken, Just Damaged Walk Across America” to raise funds and awareness for the charities Combat Stress in the UK and The Wounded Warrior Project in the United States.
On his fundraising page at justgiving.com, he wrote in part: “Quite simply, it’s now time for me to do something to help.” Mr Davis has served in both British and American forces.
Working through the grief at the sudden death in July of her husband, writer James P. Hanrahan, artist Ginger Hanrahan has planned a show and sale of her art with music and refreshments to raise money to sponsor a scholarship in his name. It is proposed that the scholarship will be offered through Newtown Cultural Arts Commission.
Open to the public, the event will begin with a short memorial service at 3 pm Saturday, August 15, in the Alexandria Room of Edmond Newtown Town Hall, 45 Main Street in Newtown.
Police have provided information concerning an unusual multiple-impact motor vehicle accident that occurred on the evening of Saturday, August 1, at Sand Hill Plaza at 228 South Main Street (Route 25) in Botsford. Those accident details became available on August 7.
C.H. Booth Library Director Brenda McKinley, right, accepted a framed poster of the 2014 Newtown Labor Day Parade program cover from Parade Committee President Beth Caldwell on Monday, August 10. Last year’s parade was dedicated to Newtown’s many authors and illustrators, with the theme of “Write On, Newtown!” Each year, the parade committee presents a poster of the previous year’s parade program to the library. The framed posters from previous locations are found at various locations throughout the library.