PHOTOS: 20 Years ago this month in Southington and Cheshire - June 1999

PHOTOS: 20 Years ago this month in Southington and Cheshire - June 1999

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The Village of Plantsville Association held its fourth annual Strawberry Festival. Firefighters set to cook hotdogs for the event got called out to a brush fire, so volunteers quickly jumped in to take over the grilling duties just as the event was about to start. Proceeds from the event went to the associations beautification project. 

Randy’s Wooster Street Pizza opened for business at 777 Queen St. – serving pizza along with Hot Wheels cars. 

As the internet began entering the mainstream, the Record-Journal ran a story about a study showing 75 percent of college graduates now using the web to search for jobs. 

The Connecticut Food Association named Michael Bozzuto, CEO of Buzzuto’s Inc., as the 1999’s Person of the Year. 

Cheshire and Southington high schools both celebrated graduations for the Class of 1999. 

What else was going on in June 1999? 

In movies, “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me” hit theaters along with Disney’s animated “Tarzan,” the Adam Sandler comedy “Big Daddy” and “South Park: The Movie.” 

Pop music charts featured “If You Had My Love” by Jennifer Lopez, “Livin’ La Vida Loca” by Ricky Martin, “No Scrubs” by TLC, “Where My Girls At?” by 720, Pearl Jam’s cover of “Last Kiss” and “I Want It That Way” by the Backstreet Boys.