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Pony Rides For Jessica Rekos A Hot But Happy Event For All

Published: July 07, 2018 at 12:00 am

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Kayla Barrows rides a pony known as Andy at the 6th Annual Pony Rides for Jessica Rekos event.  (Bee Photo, Gorosko)
Kayla Barrows rides a pony known as Andy at the 6th Annual Pony Rides for Jessica Rekos event. (Bee Photo, Gorosko)
Newtown Hook & Ladder volunteer firefighters were well represented at the event and displayed Engine 111, which travels on many fire calls. Pictured, from left, Emily Clark, Chris Gindraux, David White, Ricky Camejo, and Matt Campbell.   (Bee Photo,…
Newtown Hook & Ladder volunteer firefighters were well represented at the event and displayed Engine 111, which travels on many fire calls. Pictured, from left, Emily Clark, Chris Gindraux, David White, Ricky Camejo, and Matt Campbell. (Bee Photo, Gorosko)
Exhibitors at the Pony Rides For Jessica Rekos event were positioned outside the main barn at the horse guard at Fairfield Hills.   (Bee Photo, Gorosko)
Exhibitors at the Pony Rides For Jessica Rekos event were positioned outside the main barn at the horse guard at Fairfield Hills. (Bee Photo, Gorosko)
Don Sineti of Mystic Seaport sang and played banjo, performing a variety of folk songs and martime-themed tunes for those who attended the equine event at Fairfield Hills.   (Bee Photo, Gorosko)
Don Sineti of Mystic Seaport sang and played banjo, performing a variety of folk songs and martime-themed tunes for those who attended the equine event at Fairfield Hills. (Bee Photo, Gorosko)
A colorful poster was displayed on the door to the arena where small children rode ponies at the Pony Rides For Jessica Rekos event.   (Bee Photo, Gorosko)
A colorful poster was displayed on the door to the arena where small children rode ponies at the Pony Rides For Jessica Rekos event. (Bee Photo, Gorosko)
The 6th Annual Pony Rides for Jessica Rekos event took place June 30, at the 2nd company Governor's Horse Guard at Fairfield Hills, the third time that the event had been rescheduled.

Previous dates were postponed due to weather conditions; but despite the heat on June 30, the event was not again postponed.

The event was a fundraiser for The Jessica Rekos Foundation, a charitable group that was formed in the memory of Jessica, a first grader who died in the December 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook School.

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Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is presenting or coordinating on six weeks of special events. Which event are you looking forward to the most? (Visit our Features page for a full story with details about all of these events.)

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“Courageous Conversations in A Complex World,” October 17
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Live at ETH: David Wax Museum concert, October 19
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The 2nd Annual Fall Carnival at Fairfield Hills, October 19-21
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