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Middlebury Bicentennial Movie Premiere
Story and reception photos by Firefighter Jon Vaughan - Middlebury Volunteer Fire Department
Additional photos by David Marselinas and additional narrative by Terry McAuliffe.

On Saturday, May 12, 2007 the Middlebury Volunteer Fire Department hosted the premier of the Middlebury Bicentennial Video. This movie was a private showing to thank the sponsors of the video project. The members of the Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary setup Fire Headquarters in a manner suiting such a prestigious event. Valet parking care of the Firefighters was offered, as well as exceptional food from Four Corners prepared by the Ladies Auxiliary. The apparatus floor was setup with a few tables and chairs, as well as small evergreens and white lattice trellises. An open bar of Soda, Champagne and Water was provided.


Photo courtesy Jon Vaughan, MVFD


Following the hors d’œuvres was the premier of the Bicentennial Movie entitled: Middlebury Connecticut 200 Years Our American Home. The guests were invited into the Fire Department meeting room where the training projector was converted into a movie screen. The 90 minute movie was introduced by Bicentennial Committee Co-Chairman Terry McAullife with a few additional words by Joseph Colombatto, the videographer.



Photo courtesy Jon Vaughan, MVFD


The evening was a grand success, as guests were treated like royalty during their stay at the firehouse. During the video the Fire Department was also dispatched to an activated fire alarm on South St. The members, without hesitation, changed from their dress uniforms to their fire gear and headed to the call. When they returned they resumed their jobs at the premier.


Photo courtesy Jon Vaughan, MVFD



The Tim Rykoski jazz ensemble provided ambience.


Photo by David Marselinas



Filmmaker Joseph Colombatto discusses the making of
"Middlebury Connecticut:  200 Years, Our American Home"


Photo by David Marselinas


Photo courtesy Jon Vaughan, MVFD

 

 
Above photos by David Marselinas

 

Senior Brunch Monday May 14

The following Monday, May 14 the Fire Department in conjunction with the Middlebury Police Department hosted the annual brunch for the seniors in town. The Police Department provided the food as well as serving as waiters, and the Fire Department provided the location and additional help. Over 100 seniors attended and were treated to excellent food, as well as an "open bar" of juices, soda and water. Following brunch, the seniors were invited to a free showing of the Bicentennial Movie in the meeting room.

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