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Alex’s Lemonade Stand Fundraiser Draws Crowd in Windsor, CT

Posted on May 9, 2017

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com   Thanks to a little girl with a caring heart Alex’s Lemonade Stand was founded. A bouquet of flowers in hand having been crowned an honorary Shad Derby Princess, it is hard to imagine more than ten years have passed since that little girl – Alexandra Flynn Scott – battling neuroblastoma was surrounded on the Town Green in Windsor, Connecticut by the Shad Derby Queen and her court.     On May 5, once again the Windsor community – hometown to Alex’s parents Liz Flynn Scott and Jay Scott – turned out to surround the Scott & Flynn families with love and support for a fundraiser at Jim’s Pizza. Although Liz and Jay Scott relocated to Pennsylvania…

9th Annual Tavern Trot to Benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

Posted on September 14, 2015

  Write-Up by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com The 9th Annual Tavern Trot to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation will be held Sunday, September 20 in Windsor, Connecticut. Race day registration gets underway at 11:00 a.m. The 3.5 mile certified race then begins at 12:30 behind the tavern, which is located in the heart of Windsor Center on 20 Union Street.   Heidi Voight of NBC Connecticut News will serve as emcee. Visit https://www.facebook.com/UnionStreetTavernTrot to view Voight interviewing Rick Poirier of the Race Planning Committee about the upcoming event.   Look again this year for another lovely handmade quilt to be raffled off on race day to also benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, founded to raise money for pediatric cancer research. The quilts were the idea…

Shamrock Angel in the House -Thank You Ann

Posted on March 8, 2014

By: Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb I have written here on newsandviewsjb many times about the good works of my friend Ann Walsh. She was one of the original volunteers for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and has been instrumental in raising thousands of dollars for the foundation towards research to fight pediatric cancer. She has been a volunteer at Mary’s Place in Windsor, Connecticut – A Center for Grieving Children, has participated in a program to help youngsters at the local schools learn courtesy and manners, for some eleven years she has coordinated a care package program for the troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan called “Send Hometown Windsor to the Troops”, was instrumental too in advancing plans for the Connecticut Trees of Honor Memorial, and…

Help Move the Earth for Soldiers who Died in Iraq and Afghanistan- CTHM Planned in Spring

Posted on February 20, 2014

Write-Up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb Help move the earth in honor of Connecticut military service members who sacrificed their lives in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Thanks to a recently signed lease agreement between the Connecticut Trees of Honor Memorial Committee and the city of Middletown, construction of the living trees memorial is slated to get under way this spring. Construction professionals are “urgently needed to volunteer a few hours, a few days, or a few weeks” during the springtime earth moving and construction period. Other volunteers are also needed. As well, a fundraiser is set for March 8 in Glastonbury.  “We are most excited to announce this grand news and hope you will join in the effort to raise awareness and…

“30 Years Windsor Chamber Cares” Auction to Benefit Troops

Posted on February 1, 2014

By: Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb As so many Americans go about their everyday lives, it remains important to remember the men and women of the United States military who make that possible. With that in mind, a new beneficiary of the “30 Years Windsor Chamber Cares” auction will be Send Hometown Windsor to the Troops – SEND. Over the past ten years through SEND, care packages have been mailed monthly to some 160 soldiers from the Windsor, Connecticut area serving in the war zones of Iraq, Afghanistan and also Kuwait. Slated for Friday, April 4 at 5:30 p.m. Windsor Chamber Cares will be held at Maneeley’s Banquet and Catering in South Windsor. “Have we forgotten?,” said Ann Walsh, coordinator of SEND, a community service project of…

A Soldier’s Collection Jar – Remember the Troops During the Holiday Season

Posted on December 8, 2013

Write-up & Photo by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb With so much discussion in the news about drawing down the United States military in Afghanistan, it might be easy to forget there are still American troops fighting there. Ann Walsh, the coordinator of Windsor, Connecticut’s “SEND” which stands for “Send Hometown Windsor to the Troops” is appealing to citizens to remember them, especially during the holiday season. At businesses throughout Connecticut’s oldest town “A Windsor Soldier’s Jar” can be found. The coins placed in those jars helps pay postage for the care packages mailed to American troops still in the Middle East war zones; SEND has gone from a high of 33 soldiers once stationed in war zones down to the current number of nine Windsor-related…

Tavern Trot Raises More Than $100,000 For Pediatric Cancer Research

Posted on September 17, 2013

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb  In its seventh year the Tavern Trot has reached a milestone now having raised more than $100,000 for pediatric cancer research. Hosted by the Union Street Tavern in historic Windsor, Connecticut on Sunday, September 15, the 3.5 mile trail and road race benefited Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. A special participant was the grandfather of the little girl who started the foundation – he took part just two months after receiving a lung transplant. “This $100,000 is enough to pay for a year of a research project,” said Jason “Jay” Scott, the father of little Alexandra “Alex” Scott who started Alex’s Lemonade Stand outside her Connecticut home to help other children fighting the disease before she lost her…