Litchfield Democrats host annual September picnic
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, center, chats with Democratic State Central Committee members Audrey Blondin, left, of Litchfield, and Larry Sweeney of Morris during the Litchfield Democratic Town Committee picnic at Blondin's home on Saturday. BZ photos
Litchfield's Democratic Town Committee geared up for the upcoming municipal election during its annual September picnic on Saturday.
The event was held at the home of Democratic State Central Committee member Audrey Blondin, Litchfield's Democratic matriarch. Fellow state central committee member Larry Sweeney of Morris was a co-host.
Attending were U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill and state Attorney Geberal George Jepson. First selectman candidate Matthew Blasavage was on hand as were several of his fellow muncipal Democratic candidates. Litchfield Hills Probate Judge Diane Blick, Selectman Diane Knox and Goshen Selectman Dexter Kinsella also turned out.
Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, left, and Litchfield Hills Probate District Judge Diane Blick.
Joe Manes, working the grill, takes an order from Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman.
U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty
Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim, right, and Larry Sweeney of Morris.
Democratic first selectman candidate Matthew Blasavage