The Easton 175th Committee heeded the advice of the Easton Park and Recreation Department and went ahead with its first event Friday night, despite a somewhat questionable weather forecast.
Park and Rec staff have experience in these matters, and the decision worked out well, drawing an enthusiastic turnout on a clear summer evening, following a light rain in the afternoon.
Residents of all ages, and particularly families, watched E.T. — The Extra Terrestrial — on the big screen, safely socially distanced from their cars in the Samuel Staples Elementary School parking lot.
First Selectman Dave Bindelglass and Selectmen Kristi Sogofsky and Bob Lessler collected about $383 in donations to the United Way,
“What a fun night!” Lessler, who leads the 175th committee, said. “Thank you to Jeff [Klein], Danielle [Alves], Lisa [Farasciano], Allison [Taylor], Sarah [Lehberger], the Park and Rec staff and everyone who made the evening a great success. The weather cooperated, and the turnout was very good. Job well done. We are off to a great start.”
The 175th team has been hard at work planning lots of fun and interesting activities for the upcoming months.
Future events include a trivia night planned for Aug. 14, a bike tour and a 5K run/walk as well as a fireworks display planned for the end of August or beginning of September in partnership with Easton EMS.
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