Warm Weather Monday, Trolley Museum Fundraiser, Memorial Day Plans in Windsor Locks

Five Things to start the week.


1. Welcome to the first Monday of May. It will be mostly sunny with a high temperature of 71 degrees, according to The Weather Channel. Tonight will have a 50 percent chance of rain and a low temperature of 52 degrees.

2. On This Day in: 1789, the first U.S. Presidential Inaugural Ball was held in New York City; 1898, the first Intercollegiate Trapshooting Association meet was held in New Haven; 1945, baseball owner Branch Rickey announced the organization of the United States Negro Baseball League. There were 6 teams; 1975, President Gerald Ford declared an end to the Vietnam War; and 1992, a 203-year-old proposed constitutional amendment barring Congress from giving itself a midterm pay raise was ratified as the 27th Amendment

3. The National Association of Letter Carriers will be conducting their annual Food Drive on Saturday, May 12, 2012.  For more informationclick on Windsor Locks Food Shelf.

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4. The Veterans Council of Windsor Locks has made tentative plans for the town-wide Memorial Day observance.

 The observance will be held on May 28, and will include cemetery services, a bridge ceremony, a morning parade and services at .

The Veterans Council is requesting the townspeople and the youth of the community to participate in the observance and parade and invites the following organizations and individuals of Windsor Locks to participate _ all Boy Scout and Girl Scout unites, all Little League Baseball teams, all fraternal and social organizations, all town officials, and all former veterans whether they belong to a veterans organization or not.

Any of the above groups who may wish to join in the parade are requested to contact Edward Sabotka at 860-623-5704 or Stanley Wieliczka at 860-623-5403 for further details.

5. The is planning a fundraiser on Friday, May 11 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Together with Joe’s Fine Wine and Spirits of East Windsor, a wine/beer tasting event will be held on the museum grounds.

 All monies raised will go and to upgrade our security system to prevent this from happening again.  

For 70 years, this non-profit organization has been operated almost entirely by volunteers.  These dedicated people provide labor and time for operations, maintenance and management. 

They also provide a “living experience” for their visitors, a three-mile round trip trolley ride through the Connecticut countryside.  During 2011, more than  22,000 people enjoyed this “experience”.

One of the storage barns housing the trolleys was broken into and three trolleys were stripped of their wiring and original brass and copper components plus extensive damage was done to the interior of the cars.


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