Recognizing National Day of Prayer

Dave Bayersdorfer recited a prayer in Salisbury Thursday, May 2. National Day of Prayer is observed across the country each year on the first Thursday of May.

Patrick L. Sullivan

Recognizing National Day of Prayer

SALISBURY — About 40 people turned out for a National Day of Prayer event at Salisbury Town Hall Thursday evening, May 2.

Organizer Barbara Schoenly thanked the attendees and readers and introduced Zeira Collins, a fifth-grade student at Salisbury Central School and Amber Ramcharran, a senior at Housatonic Valley Regional High School, who led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Speakers included First Selectman Curtis Rand, Sara Woloszyn, Selectman Chris Williams (filling in for State Senator Stephen Harding, who was in Hartford with the state legislature in session), resident State Trooper William Veras, David Bayersdorfer, Father Bruce Czapla, Alan and Marylene Friedman, Lou Bucceri, Deirdre Broderick and Carolyn Piccirelli.

Michael Brown (and his electric piano) played the National Anthem, “God Bless America” and “America the Beautiful.”

Other communities in the region held similar events in their respective towns.

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