President, Dave Pasqualicchio Report: First
and foremost I would like to comment on
the response from FVA membership in
regards to the recent Fall Pumpkin
Festival. Wow! … would be the best
description of you! Volunteers worked
well together, organized, with time
lines. Hard work made for a long day;
start to finish, and you looked like you
knew what you were doing. Amazing!! I
was impressed with the overall make-up
of the festival with a variety of events
and vendors; especially pleased with the
community who supported your efforts.
FVA, take a bow, applause and be proud.
returning veteran FVA members and our
special guest, Cindy Scoville from the
Chamber of Commerce. Cindy introduced
and explained “Ducks on Parade,”
a public art project that will bring
ducks of all sizes and designs to the
streets of Central Connecticut in the
spring of 2012. Being successful in
other communities, it is expected to
build a sense of community, promote
tourism, increase foot traffic to local
businesses, enhance the visibility of
local artists, beautify business
districts and towns, create good will
for sponsors/owners and increase
awareness of participating partners.
Councilman Terry Parker
informed us, the Oct.6th
forum held at the Library concerning the
Forestville Post Office, was well
attended with FVA membership well
represented; a testament to community
and this Post office. Many
constructive points were made. The
future of the PO is now in their hands
and only time will tell.
introduced himself as running for city
council in the third district. His
intention is to involve himself in the
Forestville Village Association and he
is willing to sit down and discuss any
potential issues that the association
would like to discuss, including the
post office issue.
Councilman Dave Mills
said RT. 72 is complete and the Greene
Hills project is going well. The Pine
Lake funds earmarked for a parking area
would be better used for handrails and a
fishing pier. Parking in the Cul-de-sac
Dickau led his “Pumpkins” (looking good
in orange) to another successful Pumpkin
Festival for the community to enjoy,
with no charge, thanks to our numerous
you, Sponsors and contributors:
Roberts Foundation, TD Bank , Liberty
Recycle, Kiwanis Club of Bristol, Max
Pizza, Tiny Teeth, Central CT. Chamber
of Commerce, Tollman Spring Company, Art
Ward, Garnish, Nye Agency, Kay Burke,
Bristol Cleaners and Custom Tailoring,
Bristol Auto Club, Ted Pawlick, Sharon
Clout, F.N. Manross Library, and Sharon
Baillargeon – K-9 Barkery.
Forestville Village Association would
like to thank all businesses,
organizations and individuals, who
donated candy, time, pumpkin carving and
support to make the 2011 Pumpkin
Festival, a successful community event.
a little recap for those of you who were
are unable to attend the festival.
Waddles, the Forestville Duck and
Penny the Pumpkin led the parade,
which was under the direction of
Sandy and Joe Gozzo. Very cute
costumed puppies paraded in front of the
judges. Sam from the Bristol Auto
Club provided endless monster mash
music for dancing and hula hooping.
Joan and Ron Trafford did a nice job
with the scarecrow contest with 11
entries. Christine Levesque with her
Girl Scout troop filled 250
goodie bags. Kate Matthews and her
enthusiastic crew kept a couple
hundred children busy with games,
frosting cookies, painting pumpkins,
spitting pumpkin seeds, face painting
and eating donuts off a string. There
were vendors with yummy pumpkin roll,
corn chowder, pizza and popcorn, among
other goodies. Let’s not forget the
glowing faces of hundreds of carved
pumpkins, at dusk; a fabulous,
unforgettable sight in Forestville!
will be held the Saturday after
Columbus Day, October, 13, 2012.
If there are young strong males, who
will volunteer, only to set up and tear
down (˝ hr. morning and ˝ hour evening)
the day of the festival, please let us
know. Call Tom Dickau 860-582-1537 or
the festival time comes, you will be
reminded of your offer. We need your
first Miss Forestville Scholarship
was held October 22nd at the
Chippens Hill Middle School. The
competition is affiliated with the Miss
America Organization. The winners will
go on to compete for Miss Connecticut
and Miss Connecticut Outstanding Teen at
the end of June. FVA member, Linda
Lubrico is the executive director of the
event. Molly Westfall was crowned Miss
Forestville and Kellie Lacko, Miss
Forestville’s Outstanding Teen.
Bonola, First Director,
reported the Golf Tournament was
cancelled due to rain. It just didn’t
work out this year. The 2012 tournament
will be scheduled for June.
of the monthly raffle, Maryellen
Holden, won a $25.00 gift certificate to
Christmas Ornament is on order and will
be available soon.
Nuchie’s will be on one side of the
ornament with Johnny’s Restaurant on the
other. They will be $10.00 each. They
should be a good seller. Past ornaments
are also available.
Following tradition, Rob Newton, the
voice of FVA,
conduct the election of Officers,
President, Vice President, Secretary and
Treasurer, at the November 16thmeeting.
Christine Levesque reminds FVA members,
if they have or know of someone who has,
memorabilia of Greene Hills School,
to please contact her at
or Call Marsha at 860-582-6245 and your
message will be forwarded to her. Any
and all memorabilia will be copied or
photographed and returned to you and be
displayed in the”Memories of the
Past” room of the new school.
and her Girl Scout troop planted
fall flowers by the Gateway sign and
offered to plant seasonally. Thank you
girls for your community involvement.
available for review.
FVA needs a Membership Drive
Chairperson; anyone interested?
in all it‘s beauty, with words to live
Better best; never let it Rest,
your good is better; and your better is
Leach has attended a Veterans
meeting to better understand the
Quinlan guide lines for renovation. The
project, phase 1, has begun. City park
department has removed the overgrown
yews and shrubs, trees have been
trimmed, the Honor Roll is being
refurbished and contracted work is
scheduled. Hopefully, the park will be
presentable for Veterans Day service.
Blanchette of Ultimate Companies has
donated the Flag Pole/installation
Thank you Paul!! Three benches
have been sold. One bench remains for
sale for $400, if anyone is interested
in purchasing it. Other articles
available for purchase include: Bus
Structure, Fence, sign markers-
memorials and trash receptacles.
Correspondence report with Maryellen:
Censi, Post Master of Forestville,
thanks FVA for support.
42 Thank you notes to Pumpkin Festival
contributors and supporters
to Anne Skempris
Congratulations to recipients of
Humanitarian Awards: Ev Lyons, John
Lodovico, Bud Funk and Judy Murrone
November11th, Veterans Day Service 1PM –
Organized by Rick Leach and Leo Bonola,
the Forestville custom is a short,
solemn ceremony. Please attend!
of Officers November 16th
Christmas Ornament Sales
$10.00 each. All 8 ornaments are
available for sale.
Turkey Shoot- winner
on each target receives a $15.00 gift
card to Gnazzo’s
Festival of Trees at Manross Library.
Carol Sing –
Monday, December 19th
Chambers’ Children’s Holiday Festival
Sunday December 4th
Casino Bus Trip Saturday,
January 7, 2012 @ 2PM. Flyers and
tickets are available; sign up now!
Great, easy and fun, fundraiser!! FVA
makes$1000 per bus load of 55 people
looking for a good time. Bus leaves
Casino at 8:30 pm to return to Nuchie’s.
Cost: $30.00, due by December 10, 2011
includes, $15.00 food voucher and $15.00
in gambling vouchers.
Next Meeting – Wednesday,
November 16, 2011 6PM - Nuchie’s
people, please support our local
business members, who support us!!