Senior citizen picnic a destination for politicians
Former Selectman Audrey Blondin joins state Sen. Craig Miner, left, and state Rep. David T. Wilson at the grill during the Litchfield Parks and Recreation Department's senior citizens picnic at the Litchfield Community Center on Thursday. BZ photos
Brent Hawkins and Lisa Beyer threw another great picnic for senior citizens on Thursday.
Hawkins, director of the Parks and Recreation Department, and Beyer, his assistant, organized the gathering held at the Litchfield Community Center and had help from state Sen. Craig Miner, state Rep. David T. Wilson, and former Selectman Audrey Blondin.
Miner and Wilson grilled hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken, and Blondin brought dessert. Miner and Wilson have been regulars behind the grill and Blondin's involvement in the picnic, like Miner's, stretches back to when both served on the Board of Selectmen in the 1990s.
A big lift was provided by volunteers from Friendship Baptist Church. Students in the church's summer program served food and cleared tables.
The picnic was a chance for two Democratic candidates to do some campaigning. Working the crowd were Susan Bysiewicz, a candidate for lieutenant governor, and Mary Glassman, a candidate for Congress in the 5th District.
Parks and recreation Director Brent Hawkins and his assistant, Lisa Beyer.
Mary Glassman, right, a Democratic candidate for Congress in the 5th District, hands out campaign literature to Dorothy Robbins, left, of Torrington, and Theresa Sass of Litchfield.
Brent Hawkins and Mary Glassman
Friendship Bible Church volunteers Lauren Devanney, left, and Savannah Morzella serve watermelon.
Audrey Blondin offers candy to Roger Robbins of Torrington.