Time flies when you’re having fun. This month will mark a full year into my tenure as First Selectman and I’ve certainly been busy. Between planning additional community events, making operational adjustments and changes within our departments, managing boards and commissions, and always being available to our residents, I really have to thank all members of our amazing community and town employees for the overwhelming support and advice. Every day is truly a pleasure to come to work and be able to represent Suffield.
Elections are on November 8, and there are plenty of reasons to come out and vote. No matter your party affiliation, now is the time to make your voice heard. Every vote counts! Hope to see you there and thank you in advance to all of our volunteers who make our elections possible. It’s a very long day as I learned from the primary elections, so kudos to the entire election team!
Here are the things happening around town:
- We just held our first annual Oktoberfest at the newly renovated barn at Hilltop Farm. It was such a successful event with a great turnout and lots of fun. Thank you to the Friends of the Farm at Hilltop, Kacy Colston, and our amazing Town employees who helped make this event happen. If you didn’t get a chance to come, go check out the work that was done. The ideal place for your future events!
- We are still looking for people to fill the Ethics and Retirement Commission spots that are vacant. Reach out to my office if you’re interested
- Our annual December holiday event, Suffield Alight, continues this year. The date is set for Friday, December 2. With such a great turnout last year, expect plenty of new fun, activities, and food for this year.
- Always a lot going on with our Boards and Commissions, too much to write here. Check out the minutes from meetings on our Town website to keep up-to-date on decisions being made throughout our Town.
- We will be doing the Field of Flags again this year. I would love to have some volunteers to come join me as we put the flags out on the Town Green. Please reach out to my office if you’re interested.
- Our Veteran’s Breakfasts continue to grow each month. They are always on the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the VFW on Sheldon Street. All veterans are welcome along with any donations/sponsorships for the breakfasts and of course, all volunteers are welcome to come help me cook.
Speaking of veterans, November 11 is Veterans Day. A day to honor all those who serve. We will be holding our annual ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Monument that day, and all are welcome to attend. I’d like to personally thank all those who have served and continue to serve our nation. Your service and sacrifice to defend our freedoms are the reasons we are able to continue to live the way we do. And while one day certainly isn’t enough of a thank you, the recognition for what you do is beyond well deserved. So thank you to all of our brave men and women who serve.
And finally, have a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday. We all have something to be thankful for whether it’s friends, family, community or good health, enjoy and as always, my door at Town Hall is always open.