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Letter to the Editor: Thank You to Our Residents

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January 29, 2017 — A Huge THANK YOU to our residents that worked so hard to make all of Haddam beautiful.

Anyone who drove through town in Higganum, Haddam and Tylerville during the month of December would have noticed the nights were shorter but getting a little brighter with all the Christmas lights. This was the 6th year that many volunteers worked hard to make the town glisten, every year we try to make it bigger and brighter.

In Higganum Center Village the Gazebo was done by Lynne Cooper, Russ Pekrul & Lorraine Riess representing the Haddam Garden Club. The Rossi Property was done by Sue and Bruce Kocsik, The new bridge was done by Emily Carrow & Bill Organek, The Higganum Congregational Church did a beautiful job on Tony Salamone’s building across from the Higganum Village Market done by Pat Hartman and Tommy Thompson, next door the Red Barn was done by Teresa and Paul Malone, the trees at the Citizens bank hung beautifully by Laura and David Roman. Jennifer & Sal LoGiudice with Mark Czarkowski had taken on not only the Community Center but also did AJ’s Plaza, Dan Dachelet & Mike Fortuna again had taken on job of all the light poles in the center of Higganum. The Businesses did a great job with Hi-Way, Higganum Pharmacy, DaVinci, Teri’s & Brewed Awakenings and Higganum Physical Therapy looking great another year.
Along Rt.154 from Higganum to Tylerville it was great to see the Nehemiah Brainerd House, Town & Country Nurseries. Both looking beautiful along with many homes lit for the Christmas season.

As you entered Tylerville the drive toward the bridge was brightly lit again this year as the Businesses from Fireworks Hearth and Home, Alan’s Small Engine Service, River’s Edge Tile and Carpet, River Valley Provisions, Tony’s Package, The Sibley Company, The River House, Andrews Marina, with Goodspeed Station, Adorable Pets, The Cluttered Coop, Village Court Florist, Creative Cakes by Donna with Mike’s Auto & the Cooking Company looked so festive along with the welcome signs coming into town that looked beautiful in garland and bows thanks to Lori Maggi, Karen Blaschik, Alexandra Esposito & Marge Supple.

The Tylerville Tree Lighting was held on December 3, 2017 for everyone to celebrate the start of the Christmas holiday. A gathering of residents and businesses had a bonfire, music, beverages and goodies along with Santa stopping by for a visit and surprised the children with a gift.

The Christmas in the Country Event at the Higganum Community Center had its 6th year and Santa (Alan Hawksley) just wowed the children with a chat and candy cane. One little girl even brought him cookies this year! Inside were local vendors that kicked off the holiday with beautiful gift items. The kids enjoyed cookies made by Jacks Restaurant and Higganum Village Market, cakes from AJ’s along with face painting and crafts while they listened to holiday music by Nancy Meyers.

A thank you to the businesses that supported us this year:

Village Plaza LLC (Ana & John Kanares) – Higganum Physical Therapy – Da Vinci Restaurant – Higganum Village Market – Deb’s Restaurant – Dino’s Restaurant – DaVinci’s Restaurant – Keith Campbell DMD – Hi-Way Package – William R. Bowles – Higganum Pharmacy – Teri’s Package – The Rolumco Corp –Dino’s Restaurant – Maureen & Alan Hawksley.

Many thanks to Ginger LaBella  donating her time again this year for the beautiful flyers and sandwich board graphics. Her work for town events is so valuable and appreciated.

Another successful year!


Cindy MacNeil Sola

Haddam Vision Group






One Response to Letter to the Editor: Thank You to Our Residents

  1. Jody Lynn

    January 30, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    Wow what a great community and yes it was a very festive December in our town.