Connolly receives public campaign funding

FAIRFIELD — Sally Connolly, a Republican and Fairfield resident who is a candidate for state representative in District 133, has announced that the State Elections Enforcement Commission voted to approve a campaign grant for her candidate committee. Connolly is also seeking the endorsement of the Independent Party.

The Citizens Election Program is a clean elections program administered by the state and applies to candidates for all state elected offices. Connolly needed to raise $5,100 from 150 fellow Fairfield residents. Having cleared these thresholds, her campaign recently received an additional $28,150.

“Receiving my CEP grant is a major hurdle to have cleared in my goal to represent families in Fairfield’s 133rd Assembly District,” said Connolly, who announced her candidacy at the end of April.

“I am glad I participated in public financing because CEP is an admirable elections program that dissuades the kind of corruption Connecticut has endured in the past. Plus, now that my fundraising is out of the way, I can devote all of my attention to engaging with voters in my community and discussing the issues that are most important to them.”

Fairfield Happiness Club

The Fairfield Happiness Club meets Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Old Post Road. The presentation is “Happiness School of Higher Education,” by Lionel Ketchian.

Admission is free.

For information, email PrintLRK@aol.com, call 203-258-7777 or go to HappinessClub.com.

Children’s reading finale

The Fairfield Public Library hosts the grand finale of the “Libraries Rock!” Summer Reading Program on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the auditorium at Roger Ludlowe Middle School, 689 Unquowa Road.

Acrobat Li Liu will perform hand balancing, plate spinning, trick cycling, foot juggling, ribbon dancing and Chinese water bowl manipulation. This is a family drop-in program. Following the performance, Summer Reading raffle winners will be announced. Children do not need to be present to win.

There’s still time to sign up for “Libraries Rock!” Until Wednesday, children can read anything that interests them, log the minutes read on their online reading accounts and be eligible to earn prizes.

Visit fairfieldpubliclibrary.org or call 203-256-3160.