Report by Paula Antolini
July 28, 2014 5:16PM
PHOTOS: LOBSTER FEST 2014: Bethel Republican Town Committee
The Bethel Republican Town Committee Annual LOBSTER FEST 2014
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The Bethel Republican Town Committee Annual LOBSTER FEST 2014 took place on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. in Bennett Park, Bethel CT. Sunny weather and temperatures in the 80‘s provided the backdrop for a lovely summer social event and fundraiser for the Bethel Republican Town Committee.
Dinner was served buffet-style in the park gazebo that has a beautiful serene view of the pond. Steamy-hot lobster was flowing non-stop and was delicious! More lobsters were available and many chose a second helping. The feast included many other delicacies and beverages, beer was on tap, and desserts topped off the great meal.
Numerous state officials, candidates and Republican supporters attended the party. After dinner, political speeches were made to an attentive audience. Included were: CT State Senator Michael McLachlan, CT State Senator John McKinney (running for governor), CT State Representative David Scribner, CT State Representative Dan Carter (seeking 3rd term as State Representative), Mark Greenberg (Republican candidate to represent Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District), Dave Walker (running for Lieutenant Governor), Kie Westby (running for Attorney General), Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst (running for State Treasurer), along with Bethel Selectman Paul Szatkowski, and Will Duff, Chairman, Republican Town Committee.
CT State Senator Toni Boucher (seeking a fourth term in the state senate) arrived later, at the end of many of her engagements that day, but as always, was a friendly presence, receiving many hugs upon arrival. Chairman Will Duff was just getting a chance to eat his lobster dinner after being barbecue chef and emcee earlier, so Boucher and Duff dined together at a picnic table in the gazebo as others mingled too.
Raffle winners were chosen and spectacular prizes, generously donated, were won. These included monetary, gift certificates, wine, gift items and pretty floral plants.
Many thanks to Pat Rist, Kitty Grant, Wendy Dowling, Bob Legnard, John Lennon and all others who helped make this event a success.