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Commissioner Edith Prague Visits Seniors at CONNRI Lodge

Released 7 August 2013

CONNRI Lodge Commisioner

Commissioner Edith Prague
Visits Seniors at CONNRI Lodge

ASHFORD – You could not have asked for a better August day for Connecticut Commissioner of the Department on Aging, Edith Prague, to visit the “campers” at CONNRI Lodge and Conference Center. She picked a wonderful time to come and see everyone enjoying themselves at the 272-acre facility nestled within the Northeast “quiet corner” of Connecticut. The Commissioner met some first-time campers and many seniors that are regular visitors to the Lodge, all of whom were very eager to tell her what she has been missing!

CONNRI Lodge Commisioner

This was the first time that Commissioner Prague had visited the CONNRI Lodge and Conference Center. Although she is a resident of Columbia and served as a state legislator for many years, she had never had the opportunity to visit The Salvation Army’s facility. "I am so happy that Captain Colette invited me," remarked the Commissioner. She worked the room, joined the crowd for lunch, and then followed it up with a boat ride around the 50-acre lake before she ended her visit. This location in Connecticut is also home to Camp CONNRI, an overnight youth camp for children throughout Connecticut and Rhode Island that is also run by The Salvation Army.

CONNRI Lodge Commisioner

Captain Colette Masom, The Salvation Army Officer responsible for these Senior Retreats, said, "This is like having a rock star come to town! All of our seniors were thrilled to meet and greet her. It was an opportunity to show the Commissioner ‘our hidden treasure’ in the Nutmeg State and I know that she enjoyed her visit. She had a great time meeting and mingling with the campers, and also learned a few things about The Salvation Army. I guess one could say… it was a perfect August day for our seniors and The Salvation Army in Southern New England!"

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