Monthly Archives: May 2012

Ralph J. DeSantis Memorial Golf Tournament Scheduled for Monday June 25

Ralph J. DeSantis Memorial Golf Tournament Scheduled for Monday June 25
From the Bethel E-Newsletter–
Dear Friend of Bethel High School Athletics:
The annual Ralph J. DeSantis Memorial Golf Tournament is taking place on Monday June 25, 2012. It is being held at the Oxford Greens Golf Club. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. with a shotgun start at 2:00 p.m. The day will include a BBQ lunch, snacks and beverages on the course, dinner with live auctions and raffles at the conclusion of the round.
The tournament allows the All Sports Booster Club to give over $10,000 in student scholarships each year. It provides means to supplement our sports programs with equipment, and update our training, practice, and game facilities. In addition to supporting our programs and athletes, we provide fan bus transportation to CIAC tournament state games for our students and purchase championship banners for our gymnasium. Your support helps us accomplish all this and more, ultimately making sure Bethel has well-funded and well equipped athletic programs.
We have several sponsorship packages available. Please review the enclosed flyer for those details. The cost to play in the tournament this year is $185 (single player) or $740 (foursome). If you register and pay in full for a foursome by June 11th, a discount of $40 will be given.
To register, please complete contact the Co-Chairs listed below. We look forward to seeing you at the tournament, and we thank you for your continued support of Bethel Athletics.
Denise Musser and Jason Gill
Co-chairs, Ralph J. DeSantis Memorial Golf Tournament
Bethel High School
300 Whittlesey Drive
Bethel, CT 06801
203-794-8600 x428

Bethel Historical Society to Host Colonial Times Kid’s Camp

Bethel Historical Society to Host Colonial Times Kid’s Camp

From the Bethel Historical Society–

What was it like to be a kid in 19th century Colonial Bethel?

To have played games as colonial children did? To have made toys and books? To have prepared food as a colonial family?

Come spend five mornings with us and find out!

Children will experience activities reminiscent of life in the 1800s, including craft projects, games, butter making, a visit inside Plumtrees School House to learn what school was like and much more. Come dressed for colonial times! Snacks and supplies included in fees. Please bring a bagged lunch

August 20th-24th, 2012 9:00am-12:30pm

Activities in the field behind Plumtrees School House (corner of Plumtrees & Taylor) (In case of rain, camp will be indoors at the 2nd Meeting House)

$150.00/$135.00(membership discount) – Space is limited – Paid reservations required by June 15th, 2012 ——————————————————————————————————————————–

Participant Name: ______________________________________________Age:______ Gender:______ Parent/Guardian Name: _______________________________________________________________

Mailing Address: ____________________________________________________________________

Email Address:______________________________________________________________________ Phone Number: ______________________________Alternate Phone: __________________________

Emergency Contact & Phone: ___________________________________________________________

Allergies or Special Considerations:______________________________________________________

Please cut along line and return form with full payment to: Mary Ferri 73 Plumtrees Rd Bethel CT 06801 203 730 2726

You can also pay via PayPal at our website:

“Bark for Life” Fundraiser Set for This Saturday

“Bark for Life” Fundraiser Set for This Saturday

Photo Credit: Bark For Life Bethel, CT.

From Bark For Life–

Bark for Life is a half mile dog walk to benefit The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Bethel, CT.

Bark For Life 2012 – Saturday, June 2

Meckauer Park  –  16 Shelter Rock Rd, Bethel CT

Pre-Registration is $10 per dog.

Registration the day of event is $15 per dog

Registration begin sat noon.

Opening ceremonies  at 1pm

Walk at 1:15 pm

Each dog will receive a poop bag and a bandana

Dog-related sponsors will be on site for your convenience, a food tent, raffles, games, fundrasiers and more.

For more information please visit Bark For Life’s website or Facebook page.

Rep. Scribner Plays Pivotal Role in Securing Bond for Ann’s Place

Rep. Scribner Plays Pivotal Role in Securing Bond for Ann’s Place

The following is a press release sent in by the Press Secretary for State Re. David Scribner–

HARTFORD—State Representative David A. Scribner (R-107) is cheering a $250,000 State Bond for cancer support center Ann’s Place, the Home of I CAN, in Danbury.

Rep. Scribner, along with Rep. Giegler, requested the bond to help pay for the remaining cost of a new, 17,000-square-foot headquarters for Ann’s Place, which will greatly enhance the level of service they provide. The vast majority of the $5 million project has been previously funded by donors, and much of the labor and materials have also been donated.

Ann’s Place has provided comfort and support to people living with cancer and to their families for over 20 years. The organization provides support groups, mentor programs, financial assistance, supply loans, therapeutic counseling, wellness programs and educational resources for patients and their families.

“Ann’s Place is an amazing organization that helps make life easier on cancer patients and their families at a time when assistance is desperately needed and greatly appreciated. The physical and emotional tolls that diagnosis, treatment and recovery takes on them can be devastating. This bond will allow Ann’s Place to finalize what is a unique and priceless facility that helps folks with everything from counseling to wheelchair loans.” Rep. Scribner said.

Currently, Ann’s Place is not collecting any federal or state funding, but has instead only accepted private donations.

Rep. Scribner added “I would like to thank the Bond Commission for validating the great service Ann’s Place provides to our community, and slating this important bond for approval.”

A strong advocate and leader for health issues, Rep. Scribner serves on the Public Health Committee, and also on Finance, Revenue, & Bonding where he serves on General Bonding and as ex-officio member of the State Bond Commission. Locally he also serves on the Board of Directors of the Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut.

Rep. Scribner, along with other members of the delegation, have written many letters of support spanning over three years to lobby the state for this much needed bond. He has also played a major role in working in cooperation with Ann’s Place leadership in order to make sure that their legislative needs are met and to help increase awareness. Rep. Scribner has toured the facility multiple times and has lent his support to many of their community events.

The Greater Danbury Delegation, led by Reps. Giegler and Scribner, has pledged their support for the approval of this bond. The lawmakers that have helped petition for this bond include Reps. Dan Carter, John Frey, Bob Godfrey, DebraLee Hovey, Christopher Lyddy, David Scribner, Richard Smith and Joseph Taborsak.

Ann’s Place, “The Home of I CAN,” was co-founded in 1991 by Pat Bragdon and Mary Burke. The new facility serves 700 people a month from over 14 Connecticut towns, and is located at 80 Saw Mill Road, Danbury.  For more information on Ann’s Place, click here.

The State Bond Commission agenda states that the bond is slated to be passed at their next meeting on June 4 at 10:30am in room 1E of the Legislative Office Building. Although the agenda is subject to change, traditionally all items appearing on the agenda will be passed. The function of the Bond Commission is to determine whether it is in the state’s best interest to approve project funding requests and approve the amount and timing of bond sales as requested by the State Treasurer. To view the full Bond Commission agenda, click here.

Rep. Scribner represents the communities of Bethel and Brookfield


Bethel Relay for Life Announces Schedule of Events

Bethel Relay for Life Announces Schedule of Events

Children from Team Pink Ladies hold their banner as they get ready for their first lap at 2011’s Bethel Relay for Life.         Photo credit: Wendy Mitchell

The Bethel Relay for Life committee recently announced their schedule of events. For more information or to make a donation please click here. As of this posting there are currently 272 participants on 39 teams who raised over $47,257.00.
Bethel Relay for Life

Date: June 9, 2012

Time: 2:00 p.m. 

Location: Bethel High School

Schedule of Events:

2-3 – PM Band (stage)

4 PM – Opening Ceremonies

4:20 PM Survivor Lap

4:45 PM – Parade of Teams

5 PM – Martha Kenny/Emily Johnson-singers (stage)

5:15 PM – Irish Dance Performance (stage)

5:30 PM – Frozen T Shirt Contest (stage)

6 PM – Sha’Bam! Purple Glove Dance – Like Zumba? Don’t miss this opportunity to dance! Grab a purple glove and join in the fun!!! (Center Field)

7 PM – Join Sportsplex of Bethel instructor for a Body Pump class! (Center Field)

7:30 PM – Lb Auction – Bring your quarters and start the bidding! Paper bags each weighing 1 lb are being auctioned off at the stage. Will you be the winner of a lb of bubble gum? A lb of lottery tickets? You can’t win if you don’t play…..

8 PM – Road to Recover Drag Races! click here for more info

9 PM – Luminaria Ceremony

10 PM – Kid’s Contest Hour

10:30 PM – Hula Hoop Contest, Water Balloon Toss, Three Legged Races and more (Kid’s activities)

11 PM – Fight Back Ceremony

12 AM – Late Night Punk Rope Class (center Field)

12 AM – Pajama Lap

12 AM – Movie-Finding Nemo (Kid’s activity)

1 AM – Disco Lap

1:15 AM – Adult Spelling Bee ($5 entry fee – spelling champion receives all entry fees to their team! (stage)

2 AM – 50’s Lap

2 AM – Movie: Knomeo and Juliette (Kid’s cctivity)

2:30 AM – Decades Fashion Show – Prizes for the top three contestants (stage)

3 AM – 80”s Lap

3:30 AM – Decades Trivia (stage)

4 AM – Three Legged Hat Lap: Done a hat from your favorite decade while doing a three legged lap!

4 AM – The Lion King (Kid’s activities)

5 AM – Bed Head Lap: Be the walker with the craziest hairstyle!

6 AM – Closing Ceremonies

6 AM – Sunshine Club Book Signing (stage)

6 AM – Team Lap: Finish Relay with your whole team on the track for one final lap!

Bethel Education Foundation’s 2nd Annual Summer Kickoff Jam Packed With FUN!

Bethel Education Foundation’s 2nd Annual Summer Kickoff Jame Packed With FUN!

From the Bethel Education Foundation–

Join us for our 2nd Annual Family Summer Kickoff event. It will be held on the last day of school — Thursday, June 14th from 2PM-6PM on the Bethel Middle School Grounds (rain or shine). Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and the whole family! Games for children of all ages, sports games and activities, bounce house, dunk tank, music, food and much more! Cost: $5/person or $20/family in advance. At the door cost: $7/person or $25/family. Ticket order forms will be distributed in elementary schools or you can download the form. Food will be available for purchase including hamburgers, hotdogs, pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, chips, and beverages.

Interested in sponsorship or donating a raffle item? Please email  We’d love to hear from you.

We have volunteer opportunities for any adult or student who is interested. Please send us an email to to sign up.