|CT Trees of Honor Memorial|
While turnout was a bit disappointing with only 53 ballots cast, the event was nevertheless a success insofar as it did raise money for a good cause, it brought attention to a new business in downtown Middletown, and for me, it was like attending a family reunion. I got to see people I haven't seen in a while and meet people I'd only corresponded with in the past.
Final results for this year's Middletown Straw Poll are:
Percent of attendees from outside of Middletown: >50% (as in 2008)
Ballots needed to conclude winner: 2 (as... in 2008)
Candidates receiving more than 50% on either ballot: 0 (as in 2008)
Joe Visconti for Team Trump come together with
the Sanders camp for a good cause.
|Upstairs rear at Camp's|
|Debbie Catuccio chats with a young Trump supporter.|
|Mal McGough and Trees of Honor founder Sue Martuccio|
|Camp's fabulous wait staff.|
|This photo on the left for a reason! :)|
|Middletown's Poet Laureate, Susan Allison.|
|Gypsy-swing band, Chat Noir entertain guests.|
|Chat Noir and Susan Allison.|
Left to Right Atty. Joe Milardo, RTC, Linda Szynkowicz, RTC
and Board of Ed, Vin Szynkowicz, RTC and P&Z Commission.
Ebony from Green Dahlia Florists, 326 S. Main St.,
selling flowers to benefit Trees of Honor.
Former Sec. of the State, Susan Bysiewicz with event
organizer John Kilian's daughter.
Former Sec. of the State Bysiewicz with Emcee and
Middletown Press Editor Cassandra Day.
Sanders supporter Ed Warner with Trees
founder Sue Martuccio.
Insider contributor Fred Carroll with Ebony
and event organizer, John Kilian.
|Mona Starwhisky with Deb Catuccio and husband Andrew.|
Town Clerk Linda Bettencourt on the left; on the right is
a lady from ConPirg, who's name I forgot.