Community Postings: Rotary honors, turkeys and more

The Fairfield Rotary Club recently honored the Community and Economic Development Director Mark Barnhart with a Paul Harris Fellowship.

The presentation of Paul Harris Fellow recognition is the Rotary Foundation’s way of expressing its appreciation for Barnhart’s contributions to the town and the humanitarian and educational programs of the Rotary Foundation.

The award is named for Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary International, the world’s first service club, in 1905.

Longtime Rotarian John “Mac” Leask presented Barnhart with the award during a meeting at the Gaelic American Club in Fairfield.

Splash Car Wash delivers turkeys

In what has become an annual Thanksgiving tradition, Splash Car Wash filled their “firetruck” with 100 turkeys and delivered them to the Bridgeport Rescue Mission’s coat and food drive at the Bridgeport Harbor Yard Arena.

The Splash Crew, led by owners Mark Curtis and Dan Petrelle, arrived midday and were greeted by a number of volunteers working at the Arena during their six-day “Great Thanksgiving Project,” where 3,000 families are provided complete dinners for the holidays. Additionally, thousands of winter coats were provided to families coming to the arena.

This is the fifth year Splash has participated in the coat and food drive.

Splash, which has a location on Kings Highway Cutoff in Fairfield, operates 17 other locations in Connecticut and New York. Splash handles over 400 requests each year from charitable and other nonprofit organizations and has donated over $1,500,000 since opening in 1981.

Coming to town

An international consulting firm is relocating its U.S. headquarters to Fairfield.

A ngel Commercial announced the long-term office lease for BNP Associates, located at 1979-1983 Post Road in Fairfield. Brett A. Sherman, CCIM, senior vice president at Angel Commercial, represented the tenant in this transaction.

BNP Associates will be occupying approximately 5,753 square feet of office space, relocating their U.S. headquarters from Brookfield, to Fairfield. BNP will be doing a complete renovation of the retail building and converting it into office space. The interior of the building will have high ceilings, exposed brick and exposed ductwork.

BNP Associates provides specialized consulting services to the air transportation industry on a worldwide basis. They have offices in Hong Kong; Singapore; Abu Dhabi; Tampa, Fla.; Denver, Colo.; Dallas, Texas; and West Sussex, England.

Angel Commercial is a full-service real estate brokerage firm headquartered in Fairfield County. The company specializes in the acquisition, disposition and leasing of office, industrial, multifamily and retail properties on a local and national level.

Library lines

The Fairfield Public Library is located at 1080 Old Post Road.

Hour of Code: Learn how to write a computer program at the library.

Everyone (ages 6 to 106) is invited to participate in Hour of Code, a fun international initiative to promote computer education. This is the third year the library is hosting Hour of Code, joining millions of people in over 180 countries.

Bring a laptop or tablet, or use one of the library’s, to follow a self-paced, online tutorial consisting of puzzles that use a simple, video game-style interface with familiar characters, from “Star Wars,” Minecraft, and Angry Birds. Staff will be on hand to answer questions.

Registration is requested if you plan to use one of the library’s computers, as quantities are limited. Meet on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Rotary Room at the Main Library.

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Book sale: The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library will have a special book sale through Dec. 12. The sale will be held at the Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road, during regular library hours.

All adult fiction and nonfiction will be buy-two-get-one free. Children’s books and all CDs will also be part of the deal.

Only cash payments will be accepted for purchases made at this sale.

The book sale always welcomes books, CDs and DVDs in good condition. Donations may be dropped off at the receiving room near the circulation desk at the Main Library.

Sandy Hook

to be honored

On Dec. 11 at 8 and 10 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, Masses will take place honoring the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

The group Trinity Against Gun Violence puts on the Masses and hangs a wreath with white roses representing the children killed in the attack, and red roses for the adults. This is the fourth year the event is taking place.

Trinity is located at 651 Pequot Ave. in Southport. For more information call 203-255-0454.