Photo: Dennis Bialeck, Mary Bialeck, Amy Wynn, executive director of the council and honoreeJudith McElhone, courtesy of Rural Intelligence.
Rachel Louchen reports from Norfolk. A concert venue that usually features the roaring sounds of rock legends and soulful crooners instead welcomed artists, writers, photographers, lawyers, bankers and others from varied careers. They were there to honor members of the community (as well as business and organizations) that have made huge strides in raising awareness about the arts and culture in Northwest Connecticut.
Photo, Judith Romaniello and Gail Kruppa, Curator, Torrington Historical Society and FPG Board Member, courtesy of Rural Intelligence.
The great turnout proves promising for the inaugural event, but it also spoke volumes about the tight-knit community in Northwest Connecticut. “To see how many people showed up just goes to show how people are looking for something like this: they want to honor contributing members of the community,” said the council’s Manager of Membership and Outreach, Debbie Freund.