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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted on November 27, 2019 by admin


I would like to take a moment to wish you and your family a happy and peaceful Thanksgiving. For me, this was always a weekend of family, food and fellowship. It is my hope that you will also be able to celebrate this uniquely American holiday with family and friends by your side/ and give thanks for all the gifts we have been blessed with this year.

Also, if you are planning to start shopping for holiday gifts this weekend, please try to stay local this season and support our small businesses. Saturday, November 30th is the tenth annual nationwide Small Business Saturday. This day is meant to bring attention to the important movement towards small businesses and to support entrepreneurs in our communities. We have a number of great shops and restaurants across Southwestern Connecticut that you can visit.

Click here for a list of small businesses in our community that are participating in Small Business Saturday. I hope you will consider including them as a stop on your search for the perfect gift this year!

You can also stop by the Danbury Holiday Gift Expo between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 1st to support small businesses.

Other local events that you may be interested include:

4th Annual Community Thanksgiving Meal

When: Thursday, November 28, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Bethel Municipal Center, Senior Center Cafeteria
Please RSVP to Dionne Craig, First Selectman’s Office, at (203) 794-8501 or


When: Friday, November 29, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Downtown Bethel
What: Carriage rides, soup, shopping, music, tree lighting, Santa and more.

Holiday Tree Lighting

When: Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.
Where: Brookfield Funeral Home, 786 Federal Road
What: Hot chocolate, a visit from Santa, caroling with the St. Marguerites Choir. Donations will be gladly accepted for the Brookfield Food Pantry.