On Saturday, August 26th from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, the Connecticut Citizens Defense League will host its 8th Annual Family Picnic.

The event will take place at Boothe Memorial Park Stratford, CT 5800 Main Street in Stratford, CT – Lower Picnic Areas

2017 Picnic

This event is open to all CCDL Members and to the public free of charge. Everyone is encouraged to attend this event to celebrate our rights in Connecticut to Keep and Bear Arms. Come and get to know us, and learn more about what CCDL does to protect your rights as a gun owner in the state of Connecticut.

Come and enjoy typical picnic fare - burgers, hotdogs, salads, desserts, soft beverages, and more. This will be an alcohol free gathering.

Bring your kids! Bring your dogs!

Any lawful forms of firearm carry are allowed and encouraged! If you will be carrying a firearm, please exercise safety and caution as we will be in the eyes of the public. Firearms must remain holstered for the duration of the event to ensure safety.

CCDL merchandise and membership sign-up will be available onsite. There will be games and prizes for all to participate in and enjoy.

Please let us know if you plan to contribute a food item. Salads, desserts, and snack items are suggested.

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Note: Please do not park on the grass. If the parking lot is full (it’s a little small), you can park nearby on Putney Chapel Way (see the map below), and walk into the park from there. It’s actually almost as close as the parking lot, and you wont have to walk up and down the hill.

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DIRECTIONS FROM RT. 15N (MERRITT PARKWAY) Take exit 53; at end of ramp take a right; bear right (almost immediately) at next intersection onto Main St. Putney; follow ¼ mile and Boothe Park will be on your left.

FROM RT. 15S (MERRITT PARKWAY) Take exit 53; at end of ramp take a left; bear right at next intersection onto Main St. Putney; follow ¼ mile and Boothe Park will be on your left.

FROM I-95N Take exit 33 and follow signs to RT 110; stay on RT 110 (East Main St.) one mile to traffic light at intersection of East Main St. and Main St.; take right onto Main St. (still RT 110); take 3rd left by bearing onto Main St. Putney (pond on left); follow for approx. ½ mile and Boothe Park will be on your right.

FROM I-95S Take exit 38 to Merritt Parkway RT 15S and follow directions above from RT 15S.

Where: Legislative Office Building, Executive Dining Room, 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106

Date:    Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Time:     8:30AM to 10:00AM

Come join us for breakfast, tour the Capitol, meet Legislators and become more familiar with learning how to make the Capitol work for you. Our Legislators need to hear from us about our legislative priorities this session. Members are encouraged, but not required to contact their State Representative and Senator in advance to schedule a meeting with them on this day. CCDL will provide members with information to present to their State Legislators on that day. We will have a table set up in the concourse from 10AM -3PM, If you’re unable to attend the breakfast be sure to stop by the CCDL table. Please note, this is not a rally, all members of the public are required to walk through a metal detector and have their bags and other items scanned through a package scanner as you enter the building. Be sure to check the list of prohibited items.

If you have any questions, contact CCDL’s Legislative Coordinator:

Ray Bevis- (860) 800-2235- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.