Marlborough RTC Bus Trip to 9/11 Memorial
On September 18th the Marlborough Republican Town Committee sponsored a bus trip to the 9/11 World Trade Center Museum and Memorial in New York City. Fifty one people boarded the coach bus to New York City where they toured the 9/11 Museum along with the 9/11 Memorial, which consists of the two reflecting pools set within the footprints of the original North and South Towers. The reflecting pools are configured with waterf...alls, which flow down the sides of the walls. The entire perimeter of the reflecting pools includes plaques engraved with the names of the nearly 3,000 victims of the attacks on the World Trade Center including Marlborough’s James Hobin who we lost on that tragic day.
The 9/11 Museum extends below the site of the South Tower where there is a memorial to the victims including photos of all those who perished on that day and artifacts including a firetruck and other rescue equipment excavated from the site of the attack of September 11, 2001. Other exhibits included sections of twisted steel and the voices of those who spoke firsthand about what transpired on the day of the attack.
Those who attended experienced both the solemnity of the site along with admiration for the courage of the first responders, including the 343 firefighters, who gave their lives in order to save many thousands of people who were evacuated from the towers before they fell.
Following the tour of the 9/11 Museum and Memorial everyone ventured to nearby Chinatown and also to the San Gennaro Italian Festival before boarding the coach bus for the return to Marlborough. Throughout the bus ride the tour director, Richard Denno, pointed out sites of interest along the bus route through Manhattan and around Central Park.
Note: Pictured is one of the reflecting pools along with the above ground portion of the 9/11 Museum in the background.
Gathering on the Green - MRTC Collects Items for Food Bank - 2016
On the evening of the Gathering on the Green on December 3rd, the Marlborough Republican Town Committee collected several boxes of non-perishable food items for the Marlborough Food Bank while everyone in attendance enjoyed the festivities and fireworks. People attending the event donated canned goods, pasta, peanut butter, jellies and other much needed items. The Marlborough Food Bank provides food to town residents in need in addition to toiletries, clothing and household items such as utensils, cookware and small appliances. The need is even greater during the Holidays and all contributions of both items and monetary donations are greatly appreciated. For further information on the Marlborough Food Bank please contact Joanne Goode at 860-539-6123 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Pictured from left to right are Kyle Smiglia with his daughter Sydney and MRTC member Louise Concodello holding Brody Kniep with Zachary Kniep in the foreground.
Pictured from left to right are Richard Denno, Barbara Crouch, (Candidate for State Senate 19th Distrist), Louise Concodello, Carole Shea, Sue Rapelye and her two daughters Rylie Panico and Caterina Stolfi, and Kate Lamantia.
Power Night 4 Woman
Woman working together to make a difference! Thank you Mayor Erin for coming out to Marlborough and speaking to all of us. You were awesome!
Thank you Pam Sawyer for your inspirational words to all of us.
And thank you all for coming and supporting our community!
Mum's Plant Sale - 2016
Members of the Marlborough Republican Town Committee are shown with some of the nearly 100 plants that were sold during their annual fall mums sale. The mums were available in a variety of colors and will now be adorning the yards in many homes throughout Marlborough. Pictured from left to right are Louise Concodello, Ruth Kelly, Richard Denno, Midge Denno and Patrick Pabouet. Anyone interested in becoming involved with the Marlborough Republican Town Committee, or who have an interest in serving their community as a member of one of Marlborough’s Boards or Commissions, is encouraged to call the RTC Chairman, Ken Hjusltrom at 860-490-9116.
The Marlborough Republicans
Marlborough Day 2016
On Marlborough Day the Marlborough Republicans dished out over 150 servings of fried dough. There was also a table set up to provide kids with an opportunity to draw artwork, which the Marlborough RTC sends to Military personal overseas.
Pictured from left to right are Barbara Crouch, (Candidate for State Senate 19th Distrist), Robin Green(Candidate for State Representative 55th District) Gayle Mulligan (State Representative 55th District), Sue Rapelye, Louise Concodello and Richard Denno.
SUCCESSFUL COAT DRIVE - 2016
On November 19th the Marlborough Republican Town Committee held a coat drive at Liberty Bank in Marlborough. This was part of statewide event sponsored by the Connecticut GOP. The MRTC thanks those who donated the over 100 coats that were collected in Marlborough. Items collected will be distributed to area charities including the Newington Veterans Administration, Windham Interfaith Ministry, Helping Hands, Person to Person and Gifts of Love.
Pictured from left to right are Ken Hjulstrom, Barbara Crouch, Ruth Kelly and newly elected State Representative Robin Greene.