by: Reece Skelly and Hannah Sullivan
This Friday, November 22nd, there will be a community bonfire at Millwoods from 6:00 to 8:00pm. The main purpose of the bonfire is to not only raise money for the senior class and sports teams, but to also bring the community together.
Multiple sports teams, clubs, and groups will be selling food and beverages such as pizza, hot chocolate, and water, to support their organization. No outside food or beverages will be allowed in, and the event is free to enter. For safety reasons, the Fire Marshall will be there to control and look after the bonfire itself. The event is projected to be exciting, while still safe.
This Bonfire was a Wethersfield tradition for decades, before it came to a halt in the late 1990’s. There was no particular reason the tradition stopped, it just faded out, according to the president of the senior class, Isaac Santos.
When asked why he wanted to bring the tradition back, Class President Isaac Santos said, “We hope to bring back this tradition for friends and family to get together and come support our school community whether that be the football team or any other group. The goal is to have the kids look forward to something after the carnival season is over and have a place to make new friends and reconnect with old friends”.
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