Published: Sep 13, 2021 07:00 AM
The Newtown Democratic Town Committee and the Monroe Democratic Town Committee co-hosted an event at Aquila’s Nest Vineyards called “A Night At The Nest” on Thursday, September 1.
Despite a stormy evening, many guests came out to show their support for special guests 5th District Congresswoman Jahana Hayes, Lt Governor Susan Bysiewicz, and 4th District Congressman Jim Himes, who were in attendance.
The political figures spoke with the public and stressed the importance of the upcoming election in November. Hayes made a impassioned speech where she advocated for people to vote for the Democratic candidates on the ballot.
“Please, please do not sit this one out or let anyone you love sit this one out,” she said.
Eric Paradis, chair of the Newtown Democratic Town Committee, emceed the event.
When informing the crowd about the silent auction under the outside tents, he also took a moment to express his gratitude for the turn-out.
“Thank you all for your funds and your hard work,” Paradis said.
During the event, there was also live entertainment from musician Johnny Chapman, food made by members of both town committees, and beverages from Aquila’s Nest Vineyards for all to enjoy.
For more information about the Newtown Democratic Town Committee, visit newtownctdemocrats.org.
Reporter Alissa Silber can be reached at email@example.com.
Residents listen to Congresswoman Jahana Hayes speak about the upcoming campaign during “A Night At The Nest.” —Bee Photo, Silber
Congresswoman Jahana Hayes with Newtown Democratic Town Committee members during “A Night At the Next” at Aquila’s Nest Vineyards on the September 1. In the back, from left, are Chris Gardner, Laura Miller, Edward Randall, Peter Schwarz, and John Fletcher. In the front, from left, are Hayes, Christina Paradis, Erica Sullivan, Jennifer Padilla, Robin Lynch, Maureen Crick Owen, Laura Main, and Philip Cruz. —Bee Photo, Silber
Former Newtown first selectman Herb Rosenthal receives a glass of wine from the staff of Aquila’s Nest Vineyards on September 1. —Bee Photo, Silber
Congresswoman Jahana Hayes speaks to the crowd at the Newtown and Monroe Democratic Town Committees’ campaign kickoff event at Aquila’s Nest Vineyards on September 1. —Bee Photo, Silber
Lt Governor Susan Bysiewicz spoke to the crowd at “A Night At The Nest” early in the evening on Wednesday, September 1. —photo courtesy Eric Paradis
Congressman Jim Himes was a surprise guest during the Newtown and Monroe Democratic Town Committees’ campaign kickoff event at Aquila’s Nest Vineyards. —photo courtesy Eric Paradis
A silent auction took place at the Newtown Democratic Town Committee and the Monroe Democratic Town Committee’s campaign kickoff event to help raise funds. —Bee Photo, Silber
While attendees mingled and dined inside to escape the rain outdoors, musical entertainment was provided Johnny Chapman. —Bee Photo, Silber