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Schena Family, Lions Club Pay For Ice Rink

February 16, 2017 by michael torelli

One local family and a nonprofit organization have stepped up to aid the Town by paying a good portion of the costs associated with the new portable ice skating rink.
In January, the Town Council approved a $10,000 appropriation to purchase the rink and cover the costs of keeping maintainers at the site for eight weeks.
At first, it was expected that the Town would have to pay for the entire appropriation. But, thanks to Richard and Mary Schena, and the Cheshire Lions Club, who donated $4,000 and $1,500 respectively, the costs for the rink itself have been paid off.
The Town, however, will still be required to pay the maintainer fees.
At their Feb. 15 meeting, Councilors thanked the two parties for their support.
"This speaks volumes about Cheshire, the quality of life and the quality of people that are here," stated Councilor Paul Bowman.
The rink will be used for years to come, added Councilor Peter Talbot.
"It will be stored and used again so it will be something that will be an asset to this community," he said.

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