Posted on December 14, 2018 by jpheasant
HARTFORD – Throughout Eastern Connecticut, many parents struggle to afford the day-to-day expenses of raising a family on limited means. Thanks to programs like Tommy Toy Fund, local donations, and volunteers like State Representative Anne Dauphinais (R-Killingly), many of these children will now receive a Christmas that wasn’t otherwise possible.
“For so many of us the Christmas season is such a magical time of the year, but then there are some that it’s not so magical for. For the last several years I have been volunteering with the Tommy Toy Fund and it’s a real pleasure to be a part of something that adds a little bit of magic to those that wouldn’t have any,” said Rep. Dauphinais.
The Tommy Toy Fund uses a vacant building located in the Killingly Commons in order to facilitate the donations collected through various ‘stuff a cruiser’ events held throughout the 44th District and other Eastern Connecticut locations. Toys are then sorted and organized based off of age and gender with lists being filled by various day and weekend volunteers.
All pertinent information for the children such as; name, age, and gender of children is logged to ensure everyone receives the same amount of age appropriate toys. The items are then sorted and organized based off of age and gender with lists being filled by various day and weekend volunteers.
Due to the high volume of donations, Tommy Toy Fund has expanded to include a pick-up raffle where families can enter their names for a chance to win others larger toys and kids bikes.
Families who want to participate in the program must sign up through a registration application posted in the Norwich Bulletin in early November.
Posted on December 3, 2018 by jpheasant
PLAINFIELD – State Representatives Anne Dauphinais (R-Killingly), Kevin Skulczyck (R-Griswold), and Senator Heather Somers (R-Groton) have recently welcomed Morgan Truck Body LLC, the largest manufacturer of light and medium-duty truck bodies in North America to Eastern Connecticut.
According to Morgan Truck Body LLC, the manufacturing plant will accommodate cargo of every configuration — from parcel delivery to furniture movers and heavy-equipment hauling, insulated and refrigerated units, bottled gas transport, and flatbed/stake & platform bodies.
“There is nothing better than a large manufacturing firm showing confidence in Connecticut’s economy by not only choosing our state for their new facility, but also bringing with it almost 200 jobs for Connecticut’s families,” Rep. Skulczyck said.
“It was an honor to attend the ribbon cutting for Morgan Truck Body,” Rep. Dauphinais said. With so many challenges facing the state, having the opportunity to witness a new manufacturing business coming to our local community was a great pleasure.”
“We are united as a community in welcoming Morgan Truck Body to Plainfield,” Sen. Somers said. “As lawmakers, we will continue working tirelessly to pass policies at the State Capitol which allow manufacturers like Morgan Truck Body to grow and thrive in Plainfield and throughout our state.”
The 175,000 square-foot facility will be located in Plainfield at the former site of the American Manufacturing Plant on Moosup Pond Road. This will be the manufacturers 13th location in the United States and Canada, but first in New England.
The lawmakers presented the company with a legislative citation to commemorate their grand opening.
Posted on November 27, 2018 by jpheasant
HARTFORD – State Representative Anne Dauphinais (R-Killingly) will be hosting office hours for Killingly and Plainfield residents who want to discuss the upcoming legislative session.
The legislative updates will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4th and Thursday, December 6th at the Plainfield Recreational Center Library and Killingly Town Hall.
Rep. Dauphinais will be hosting several other legislative updates throughout the session but wanted to give residents an opportunity to discuss issues prior to convening on January 9th, 2019 .
Anyone with questions prior to the event are encouraged to call her State Capitol office at 800-842-1423 or email her at Anne.Dauphinais@housegop.ct.gov.