Over 130 incoming seventh graders met old friends and new at the picnic held at Amity Middle School-Bethany on August 22nd. The DJ with his wacky games and awesome tunes and the Hippo Chow Down inflatable made for a fun evening. The picnic moved into the gym due to the thunderstorms, but it didn’t dampen the mood of any teens present. Dignitaries including State Representative Themis Klarides, Bethany First Selectman Paula Cofrancesco, longtime State Senator and Woodbridge Selectman Joe Crisco representing First Selectman Beth Heller, Woodbridge Selectman Dwight Roland, Human Services Commission member Susan Davidson, and Human Services Director Mary Ellen LaRocca greeted local students who received a welcome from the school principal Dr. Richard Dellinger and the assistant principal Thayer Doyle. The evening was filled with smiles and lots of energy. Parent and student volunteers generously assisted with chaperoning, registration, and distribution of food.
Back to School Blowout
Friday, September 20
Youth Services is hosting a blowout party for students of Amity Middle School-Bethany and all 7th and 8th grade residents of Woodbridge and Bethany. The evening event will occur from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the gym at Amity Middle School-Bethany (190 Luke Hill Road). No skills required. Challenge yourself on the inflatable; get into the DJ’s games, or just dance. Watch or play, it’s all laughs. Check out the interactive DJ, free raffle, and snacks. $5 fee; pay at the door. Register in advance at 203-389-3429 or email to RSVP, and receive an extra raffle ticket: Youthone@woodbridgect.org. Woodbridge Youth Services and the Town of Bethany sponsor Youth Evening Programs.
Youth Program Volunteers Needed
Adults, college students, and high school juniors and seniors may call Youth Services at 203-389-3429 to help. Community Service hours will be approved.
Woodbridge Job Bank Accepting New Members/Offers Help to Residents
Woodbridge residents between the ages of 13 and 18 are eligible to join the Job Bank to earn some money and help residents with housework, yardwork, babysitting, or tutoring. Sign up for your interview before the leaves start falling. Contact Nancy Pfund at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-389-3429 for an application and permission form and to schedule an interview.
Woodbridge residents may call 203-389-3429 to hire Job Bank members to get some help with garden work, raking, housework, babysitting or party assistance.
Woodbridge Selectman Dwight Rowland, Bethany First Selectman Paula Cofrancesco, Woodbridge Selectman Joe Crisco, State Representative Themis Klarides, and Amity Middle School Principal Dr. Richard Dellinger greet new students at Seventh Grade Picnic