Area Democrats gather for annual outing in Morris
Warren Selectman Stephen Warshaw, left, and Kevin DeRoehn, a candidate for first selectman in Morris, chat during the Bantam Lake Outing in Morris on Saturday. BZ photos
U.S. Rep. Elizabeth H. Esty and state Attorney General George Jepsen were among those stopping by the town beach in Morris for the annual Bantam Lake Outing.
The picnic was sponsored by the Democratic town committees of Morris, Litchfield, Bethlehem, Goshen, Kent, New Milford, Washington and Winchester. Organized by Democratic State Central Committee member Larry Sweeney of Morris, it is held to help kick off the election season and to raise awareness of the importance of the environment in Litchfield County.
Democratic State Central Committee member Audrey Blondin was on hand as well as were Kevin DeRoehn, who is running for first selectman in Morris, and his running mate, Selectman Vincent Aiello, Matthew Blasavage of Litchfield, a candidate for first selectman, Litchfield Selectman Diane Knox and Warren Selectman Stephen Warshaw.
U.S. Rep. Elizabeth H. Esty, left, talks with Rose Buckens of Morris.
Morris Selectman Vincent Aiello, left, and Mike Doyle of Morris worked the grill.
From left, Joe Manes of Litchfield, Litchfield Democratic Town Committee Chairman Darlene Clouther, State Attorney General George Jepsen, Litchfield Hills Probate District Judge Diane Blick, Bill Riiska of Lakeville, and Democratic State Central Committee member Audrey Blondin of Litchfield.
Candidates, potential candidates and others gather for a group photo.