Greater Bridgeport area residents enjoyed a pleasant afternoon of communal seasonal singing in the magical outdoor atmosphere of one of Bridgeport’s crown jewels.
Despite cold weather, overcast skies and the looming threat of freezing rain, local citizens gathered at the picturesque Saint Margaret’s Shrine on Sunday, December 9 for the first annual Community Christmas Carol Sing-Along.
B.A.C.I.O., Inc. (Bridgeport Area Cultural Italian Organization), headed by the Park City’s former Mayor Leonard Paoletta, and the Circolo Sportivo Club were the event’s co-sponsors, assisted by Reverend Alfonso Picone’s two parishes, Saint Margaret’s and Saint Raphael’s.
Ken Flatto, Fairfield’s First Selectman and a self-proclaimed “experienced caroler,” gave a warm welcome to the crowd, and emphasized the regional nature of the event.
All in all, a good time was had by everyone, and a reception took place following the caroling at the Circolo Sportivo building, located directly across Park Avenue from the Shrine.
The event’s organizers look forward to continuing this tradition and fostering joyful holiday seasons in the future.