The message greeting students, faculty and passers-by in front of John Trumbull Primary School in Oakville is and has been one of unity in the face of challenges and adversity. (Dreher photo)
Lions Ron Blanchard (left), and Rudy Graziano are shown accepting donations from shoppers at LaBonne’s Market on Straits Turnpike Saturday, April 10. The money collected will go towards eye research by the Yale New Haven Childrens Hospital. Lions President Kathleen Trowbridge said “We thank LaBonnes and Adams Market for their continued support of Lions projects throughout the years, and if course the shoppers for the monetary donations!” Water-Oak residents interested in joining the local Lions Club may contact Membership Director Ron Blanchard at 860-274-0590.
MIDDLEBURY — Quassy Cares Neighbors in Need Weekends will usher in the 113th season at Quassy Amusement Park, 2132 Middlebury Rd. The lakeside property will support a number of community service initiatives while offering guests discounted all-day ride passes when they donate items for charitable organizations. The Quassy Cares weekends are April 24 and 25, and May 1 and 2.
MERIDEN - Despite the chilly, misty weather, the Watertown High School baseball team’s bats continued their early-season red-hot assault on opposing pitching at Platt High School on April 12, scoring a 13-9 win in a non-league game. Off to a 2-0 overall start, the Indians’ bats pounded out a total of 35 runs and 28 hits in only 12 innings, numbers coach Jerry Valentino will gladly take over the course of a 20-game season.
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WATERTOWN — Watertown High School’s Interact Club is hosting the event, Karaoke for a Cure. The event consists of Watertown High School teachers singing a song of their choice in hopes of raising money for cancer research. Both students and townspeople may donate to the Club’s personal Relay for Life page at https://bit.ly/3uMAq4j. The videos for each teacher will be made into one video which will then be posted on April 21 on the Watertown High School Interact Club’s YouTube page.
The Leo Club of Watertown High School will be selling puzzle piece pins at Adams market at 1167 Main St. from 10 a.m. to 4, Saturday April 17 to benefit Sun, Moon and Stars’ new scholarship program, Reaching for the Stars. The scholarship will be given to a graduating senior at WHS who plans to pursue a career helping children with special needs.