I came home from school Tuesday night and dropped off the collection non-perishable goods at the Ronald McDonald House in New Haven. Thank you to the many many people who brought the goods at the Preteen/Little Miss Bristol Pageant! The pantry at the house is stocked, and I'm so glad we could help out families in need during the holiday season.
Bright and early Wednesday morning I went to the Breakfast of Champions at the Bristol Clarion Hotel. It was a wonderful celebration breakfast for the Bristol athelets, acknowledging the coaches, team captains, and senior athletes at St. Paul's High School, Bristol Central High School, and Bristol Eastern High School. After singing the National Anthem, Linda and I enjoyed a nice breakfast. Congratulations to Joann Galati who recieved the 2009 Ralph Papazian Leadership Award! Andy Baylock, the UCONN coach for football and baseball, was the Key Note Speaker, inspiring the crowd with his knowledge and experience in the world of sports. Thank you to Michael Nicastro and Linda DiMatteo for having me!
Thanksgiving morning Sarah, Brianna, Meredith, and I went to the Bristol Central vs. Bristol Eastern Thanksgiving football game. We were in the parade with the marching bands from both schools, and all the titleholders in Bristol. It was great to see the community gather at such an event to celebrate family. Happy Thanksgiving!