Monday, May 13, 2013

Farewell to Lynn & Joe Arizzi

by Barb Dion
….And a good time was had by all!

On Tuesday, May 7, the Senior College Players paid tribute to Lynn & Joe Arizzi for all they have done to advance the arts in Bethel. Barb Dion opened the evening by greeting all the attendees, which included members of the Senior College Players, as well as representatives of the Bethel School Board and Rotary Club. Lynn and Joe were active participants in both town endeavors. Lynn was also the founder of the WMSC Senior Players, and Joe was our photojournalist extraordinaire.

Norman Milliard spent many hours compiling a CD containing photos taken of the Players’ performances from the very beginning in 2006 to the most recent Christmas show. As each picture was displayed on the screen, everyone was amazed how quickly Lynn was able to identify the exact play it came from! The Senior College Players then presented a short skit highlighting some of our favorite and funniest lines from the past.

Ross Timberlake invited everyone to share their fondest memories of our honored guests, and many people were happy to oblige.

On behalf of the Players, Rosabelle Tifft presented the Arizzis with an original painting by talented local artist Peter Musso Jr. They also received engraved steins that Rosabelle mentioned would be perfect for enjoying a drink while sitting on their new lanai in Florida!

We will sorely miss Lynn & Joe – for what they gave not only to the WMSC but also to the town of Bethel. They will be very hard to replace. We wish them well in their new Florida adventure.

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