The day may have been moist, but that didn’t stop Chris Scofield from giving some hot tips to all the would-be  disc golfers on Sherwood Island’s very own Disc Golf Course!

Friends of Sherwood Island went to the Legislative Office Building in Hartford to attend the 2017 State Parks Day, which was held on April 5 this year, to thank our legislators for supporting the Connecticut State Park system and Sherwood Island State Park.
That’s Louis Pietig and Erica Caldwell with Connecticut State Representative Gail Lavielle (center).

SO MANY delicious chowdas and soups. SO MANY happy visitors!

The ChowdaFest folks let us sell tins as a fundraiser.

 

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They come in very handy to carry all your goodies in. See?

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What a great org, with lots of charitable efforts. THANKS!

 

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Photo by Carl Del Principe

 

 

You can see more pics from the event below, or even more on  Flickr here.

 

 

 

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photo by Carl Del Principe
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Here’s the Chowdafest web site.

 

THANKS to all our Fundraisers and suppliers!

 

Westfair’s lobsters, salmon, tenderloin, mussels, clams–and even one much-appreciated serving  of veggie lasagna–were great! REALLY great! I mean, those lobsters were the BEST EVER! Good job, Westfair!

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Muscles n’ Clams, Clams n’ Muscles–YUM!

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MANY THANKS to T. Palmer Landscaping and Anthony’s Nursery and Garden Center for their work cleaning and tidying up before the event. And MORE THANKS to Oliver Nurseries and Weston Gardens for and providing grass and ground-cover plantings attendees could purchase for the park’s 100 Trees program!

 

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(The above is only a small portion of the donations; and the 2 large trees were too big to bring inside(!))

 

Ultra-talented faculty members of the Suzuki Music School of Westport provided the music. Below:

Rafael Videria (viola), Astrid Bernard (flute) & Sven Rainey (classical guitar)

 

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And how could we exist without the liquid libations discounted by Ninety-9 Bottles?? And so ably served up by Bob Mitchell, and Martha and Don Lord:

 

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The beautiful flower arrangements were courtesy of

Joe and Florence Deverman
Salem Enterprises
3 Salem Road
Weston, Ct

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Let’s hear it for our generous Silent Auction Donors!

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Please help support them:

A.J. Hand

Osteria Romana

State Senator Toni Boucher

Westport Country Playhouse

Westport Wash & Wax

Norwalk Symphony

Country Squire

Penzey’s spices

Tarry Lodge Restaurant

Patagonia

Fresh Market

Ruf Cutz

Westport / Weston YMCA

Greens Farms Spirit Shop

Longshore Sailing School

Austin-Rolfe Salon

Earth Animal

Earthplace

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Disc Golf instructor

Chris Scofield

 Representative Gail Lavielle

Splash Car Wash

Chowdafest

Bass Pro Shop

Dan’s Liquors

Essex Steam train and Riverboat

Staples Players

Connecticut Audubon Eco

Travel Services

Adventure Park

Garelick and Herbs

Landmark Wines

Salem Enterprise

The Weston Gardens, Inc

Oliver’s Nursery

Suzuki Music School

 

Thanks to our many contributors and patrons and members who attended, a lively time was had by all!

 

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Jim Carrey and Michele Sorensen

 

 

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Sherwood Island State Park Supervisor Jim Beschle and his wife Deidra (that’s long-time Sherwood Island supporter State Senator Toni Boucher there in the background).

 

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Erica Caldwell, with FOSI’s informational displays.

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The endangered Black Cherry tree

See more ShoreFest coverage at:

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