The Weston planning committee for the March for Change rally in Hartford Thursday, Feb. 14, is anticipating a huge turnout from Weston.
Dawn Egan, one of the local organizers, said she is expecting at least 500 Weston attendees young and old to participate in the bipartisan grassroots effort to support the enactment of safer gun legislation in Connecticut.
“I have four buses already rented and eight on reserve,” she said last week.
The planning committee has been hard at work signing up people in town who are interested in taking a bus from Weston to the rally at the state Capitol in Hartford on Valentine’s Day.
As of Tuesday, Ms. Egan said two buses were already filled and they were well on their way to filling more.
Buses will leave promptly at 8:30 a.m. (boarding begins at 8) from the St. Francis of Assisi Church parking lot on Norfield Road.
For those who want to use their own transportation, the march is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Hartford.
Bus reservations for $20 per person are required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, Jan. 25, or look for members of the planning committee taking reservations and handing out information at Weston Center this weekend.
Weston First Selectman Gayle Weinstein, who is on the planning committee, said she has been overwhelmed by the “tremendous response” to the March for Change rally. “I literally don’t know anyone from town who’s not going,” she said.
Members of the organizing team in Weston include Kerry Brock, Sheila Crowe, Karen DeMartine, Jan Dinerstein, Lindsay Duggan, Dawn Egan, Christine Fulton, Marcia Hamelin, Jamie Kapel, Nadine Kerns, Andrea Metchick, David Muller, Jenny Pastor, Leslie Riback, Christine Fulton, Kendall Webb, and Gayle Weinstein.