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Community News For The Glastonbury Edition

School Supplies Drive

AREA — New Country MINI of Hartford is continuing its support of city students with the 5th annual Stuff the MINI to the Max charity campaign. Through Aug. 26, New Country MINI will accept donations of backpacks and school supplies for Hartford Public School children.

On Aug. 27th a caravan of MINI's will transport all of the donated supplies to the Hartford Public Schools' Welcome Center.

Staples office supply stores are again serving as collection sites. MINI's will be parked at Bishops Corner, 2550 Albany Ave., West Hartford ; Putnam Bridge Plaza, 49 Putnam Blvd., Glastonbury ; 3174 Berlin Turnpike, Newington ; and Tri-City Plaza, 35 Talcottville Road, Vernon; for shoppers to drop off supplies anytime in August.

New supplies such as backpacks, pens, pencils, erasers, big wide ruled notebooks, college ruled notebooks and pencil/ruler/sharpener kits will be collected at the New Country MINI showroom located at 236 Reverend Moody Overpass in Hartford and will then be loaded into a MINI Cooper that will be parked on the sales floor.

Farm To Table Dinner Fundraiser

SOUTH GLASTONBURY — On Saturday, Aug. 25, the Historical Society of Glastonbury will host a farm to table dinner and wine tasting courtesy of Southside Wine and Spirit Shoppe and a movie at Killam and Bassette Farmstead, 1098 Main St.

The festivities kick off at 6 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, Aug. 26. Parking is available on the grounds. Reservations are required. Cost to attend is $85 per person. Call 860-633-6890 or email to make reservations.

As part of the ongoing celebration of Glastonbury's 325th birthday, the evening will pay tribute to tobacco growing. The evening will entail a pig roast prepared by farm chefs, a wine tasting, a presentation on tobacco farming presented by Riverview Farm's Beth Anne Couture and a celebration of long-time tobacco grower Howard Horton's 94th birthday.

The evening will conclude with a showing of the movie Parrish, a 1960 film starring Troy Donahue and Connie Francis, about tobacco growing in Connecticut. Proceeds from the evening will fund the Historical Society's education projects, including the annual September Farm Day. Visit for more information.

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