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Update as of November 23 from Easton First Selectman Bindelglass

**Press release submitted by Easton First Selectman Bindelglass**

Good afternoon,

Hard to believe it’s Thanksgiving already. We have so much to be thankful for; family and friends, and our beautiful city and wonderful community. It’s a time of year when Easton shines as Connecticut’s Christmas Tree Capital, something we’re all proud of. People come from all over the area which is great for bringing business and recognition to our town. It also brings traffic so please be patient and careful and show our best side to all our neighbors from Easton and beyond.

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Easton Exchange Club’s annual dinner. The Exchange Club is a volunteer organization dedicated to charitable causes and this was their 75th anniversary. It’s quite an achievement, but like all these volunteer organizations, they rely on the generosity and commitment of individuals. It is both a great social and non-profit organization. So if you are interested, you can get more information by calling Victor S. George, President, at 203-374-1077 or 203-726-4772.

One way to say thank you is to volunteer with the Easton Fire Department. Operational and administrative opportunities are available for all backgrounds and skills. If interested, please visit www.evfc1.com or call 203-268-2833.

Fairfield County has seen a string of burglaries recently, and Easton has had several, all in the Easton Woods neighborhood. The Easton Police Department has increased patrols and is working with other local departments. This is extremely concerning and the department is naturally keen to protect our neighborhoods. Some recommendations from Chief Doyle based on what you’ve seen. PLEASE report any suspicious activity to the police department, no matter how insignificant you find it. If you have a burglar alarm, make a habit of activating it when you leave the house. Keep your valuables hidden and if you have a safe make sure it is locked otherwise it can easily be executed. We will continue to update you on this situation.

The Senior Center has a Holiday Boutique open until December 23, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Holiday raffle tickets are also sold for $2.00 each.

On Sunday, December 4th from 2pm to 6pm, Easton Public Library is sponsoring its annual Craft Fair and Tree Lighting Ceremony. There are activities for children, a holiday sing-along, cookies and hot chocolate and much more. It’s a great way to start the holiday season. Please come over. Volunteers are also needed in the afternoon. Please call the library at 203-261-0134 if you can help.

Have a nice weekend and a happy Thanksgiving!

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