Litchfield News






Sundaes on Fridays
Friday, July 21 ~ 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Warren Congregational Church
Make your own sundae or root beer float, play games, sit around a camp fire, visit with old friends and make new ones. There will be outdoor games if the weather permits or indoor games in case of inclement weather. Invite your family and friends!
What a great opportunity for adults and children of Warren to meet and have a great evening.
For more information, please contact
Warren Parks and Recreation
at 860-868-7881 ext 113

Warren Town-Wide Picnic
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Warren Town Beach
Come join us for a Town wide picnic at Warren Town Beach. The Warren Parks and Recreation Department will provide food from the grill and a DJ to entertain so bring your favorite salad, dessert etc. and enjoy some community fellowship.
Please refer to the town website for additional information.
Note, the rain date for the event is the next day (Sunday, July 23)
Information will be posted by Wednesday, July 12th.
For more information, please contact
Warren Parks and Recreation
at 860-868-7881 ext 113

2017 Blueberry Festival
@ Goshen Church of Christ Congregational
Call 860-491-2793 to pre-order pies.
Goshen Church of Christ Congregational
5 Old Middle Street
Goshen, Ct 06756
Phone: 860-491-2793
Veteran of the Month Ceremony
Honoring CPL Gerald Jason Roberts
Bantam American Legion Post #44
Saturday, August 5 ~ 10:00 a.m.
All Wars Memorial, Bantam
The August Veteran of the Month is from this nation's most controversial conflict, the Viet Nam War. Post 44 will honor a young man, who never got to be a veteran because he paid the ultimate price. United States Army Corporal Gerald Jason Roberts, Jr, late of Torrington, Connecticut will be honored as the 347th consecutive veteran of the month.
Post 44 invites the public to the August 5th ceremony at 10:00 a.m. at the All Wars Memorial Route 202 (Bantam Cemetery) in Bantam. In case of inclement weather the ceremony will be held in the Bantam Borough Hall, 809 Bantam Road (Route 202) in Bantam.  

The ceremony will start with members of a flag detail retiring the honor flag of World War I United States Army Private Frederick Flaherty who fought in France during 1918 and was a long-time resident of Bantam.

Following the celebration Post 44 will provide light refreshments and encourages attendees to greet Mr. Roberts’ family and enjoy fellowship and comradeship at the Bantam Borough Hall.

Books & Bargains Tag Sale
Saturday, August 5 ~ 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Litchfield United Methodist Church
69 West Street, Litchfield
The United Methodist Church of Litchfield will hold a "Books & Bargains" tag sale of gently used items and books on Saturday, August 5, from 9am until 1pm.  The church is at 69 West St., near the western end of the Litchfield town green.  
Come inside to stock up for summer reading or hunt for useful household gadgets and gear. For more information, please visit our web site at or call the church at 860-567-5022.
Veteran of the Month Ceremony
Bantam American Legion Post #44
Saturday, July 1, 2017
All Wars Memorial, Bantam
Post 44 of the American Legion in Bantam continued to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of United States' entry into World War I by honoring the life of United States Army Private First-Class Frederick Flaherty, long time resident of Bantam as the July Veteran of the Month at a July 1 ceremony at the All Wars Memorial in Bantam.  BZ photos
In 1930, Flaherty moved to Highland Avenue in Bantam and began work at the Warren McArthur Corporation. In 1946 after the war ended, and when most veterans had returned, he scheduled a Bantam veterans meeting and rallied them to re-charter and re-open the Bantam local American Legion Post.
Post 44 had been organized and chartered in 1920 using the name of local WWI Veteran Robert P Jefferies, but had, due to lack of participation closed in January of 1928. The post WWII American Legion would stand up and insure that Congress supported the millions of returning veterans. Click here for more details.
Food Pantry Open
@ St. Michael’s in Litchfield
St. Michael’s Parish is currently collecting donations from its own members as well as those in the greater Litchfield community in order to stock a food pantry.
Rev. Deacon Amy Reichman
The pantry will be open the third Saturday of each month from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and welcomes all who are affected by food insecurity issues. No registration is required. Once the scope of need is assessed, the pantry times could be expanded.  

To begin, nonperishables are being collected, but St. Michael’s plans to eventually accept fresh food items as well. Nonperishable items can be left in the Community House on the wire shelving in the foyer.

Volunteers from the greater Litchfield community are invited to help with stocking the pantry and in distributing food on Saturdays from 10 am-1 pm on May 20; and June 17. 
ContactRev. Deacon Amy Reichman
or call the Parish Office at 860-567-9465
weekdays from 10a.m-2pm