The Blue Star Memorial on the town green was recognized with the Award of Excellence for Civic Development by The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc.
The memorial, which honors military members, is decorated throughout the year. Brenda Howlett attached the ribbons for the Veterans Day ceremony that took place Saturday, Nov. 13. These ribbons will be replaced with holiday swags, and during the spring and summer, the Daytime Gardeners will arrange red and white stripes of begonias with blue Angelonia to represent the American flag.
The Daytime Gardeners initiated the installation of the Blue Star Memorial plaque in 2018 with the cooperation of the town and support from Arnold’s Jewelers and The Gould Insurance Group.