As I, once again, sit at my kitchen table sending thank you notes to the Granby Community Fund contributors, I’m always thrilled by the community members who year after year make a donation and am even more excited when a neighbor or business donates for the first time. Nearly 5,000 requests are mailed out each year resulting in approximately 500 donations from our community, both residential and business.
With the State of Connecticut facing a proposed 2 and 2.6 billion dollar deficit budget for the next two years at least, it behooves all of the state agencies, especially the DOT, to pay special attention to state spending. With that thought in mind, the best thing that we can do for the College Highway (Route 10 and 202), Notch Road and East Street proposed roundabout is to cancel the project all together.
Last month the Simsbury-Granby Rotary Club presented checks from its Happy Dollar fund to the Holcomb Farm and to the Granby Community Fund. As club president Patrick Slater said as he presented the checks, “This is my favorite part of this job.”
The local Rotary has several fund raising events throughout the year, but the club’s Happy Dollar source is unusual.
The Connecticut Airport Authority and Travelers Aid has announced that in October, Travelers Aid International began serving the passengers of Bradley International Airport as the operator of the guest service volunteer program at the airport. Travelers Aid now operates the Information Center in Terminal A on the lower level, which is the baggage claim level.
McLean graduated ten new volunteers in October, adding to the dedicated team that supports the McLean Hospice program. The McLean Hospice Volunteer program currently includes 50 volunteers from varied backgrounds who want to contribute purposefully to the com- munity.
November is a special time for Wells Road School, when we invite veterans who may be either family members or members of the community to come for breakfast and be a part of our assembly. The students practiced the official song for each branch of service, which they sang to honor guests on Nov. 12.