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Meet the Candidates Picnic - 8/26/22

You're invited! Join others who care about women's rights, gun safety, diversity & inclusion, access to voting, environmental issues, and more to talk with local and state candidates. They appreciate your support and want to hear from you.

Bring your family & friends and find out why this event gets more popular every year!

  • Delicious dinner, freshly cooked onsite by Lasse's restaurant

  • Beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages included

  • Fun raffle with many prizes, from gift certificates to gift baskets

  • Games for all ages

$30 per person. Kids ages 10 and younger FREE

August 26, 5:30-8:00

High Plains Community Center

Payment (donation) confirms your registration. Include payment for all attendees in your group.

Have questions about getting tickets or need other info? Contact picnic organizers:

  • Polly Demirjian: 203.494.5976

  • Melissa Johnston: 203.520.0331

  • Send a message

See you August 26. Get your questions for the candidates ready!


2022 - The annual Meet the Candidates picnic was a huge success! We very much appreciated and enjoyed having state and local candidates speak with us. It meant a lot that Senator Dick Blumenthal, Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz, Attorney General William Tong, State Representative Mary Welander, State Senator James Maroney, Probate Judge Ben Gettinger, and candidates Sean Scanlon, Stephanie Thomas, Erick Russell, and Mike Smith took the time to come to Orange. We're proud to support them and are confident in their abilities to help usher CT, New Haven County, and Orange into the future!

In 2020 and 2021, buoyed by Biden's presidency and people wanting covid-safe fun community activities, the picnic was a big success. With speakers including candidates, local elected officials, and CT's U.S. Congressional leaders, plus yummy food catered by Lasse's (who adapted quite well to new serving standards), and the ever-popular raffle - it was the place to be!

Paid for by the ODTC, Albert Post, Treasurer


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