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Brayden Cutler, right, and Putnam Rotary President Kristen Willis with the trophy.

The day was a bit on the “cool” side but that did nothing to dampen the excitement of the Putnam Rotary Club’s Interact Club Annual Bell Ringing Pizza Party held in the Farmers’ Market pavilion in Putnam.
Interact President Brayden Cutler thanked all who took part.
Despite COVID, the club raised $9,774.86 for the Salvation Army Kettle Campaign, beating last year’s total of $8,727 by more than $1,000.
Some 115 volunteers and 11 Interact Club members made it happen. Schools represented include: The Woodstock Academy, Killingly High School, Putnam High School, Tourtellotte Memorial High School, Plainfield High School, Ashford School and UConn.
Salvation Army Director, Kathleen Orfitelli, thanked everyone for the Kettle Campaign success and said, “Because of your efforts, the Salvation Army will be able to assist 20 families locally.”
Putnam Rotary President Kristen Willis thanked the volunteers and announced the winners of the bell ringing competition.
School with most hours: Woodstock Academy won the “Most Hours” prize with 74 hours, followed by Killingly High School with 73 and Putnam High School with 69 hours.
Boy Scout Troops 21 and 25 also took part.
Award-winning students: third-place, Sophia Griffin (KHS), 8 hours; second-place,  Kaylee Goding (PHS), 9 hours; and the trophy winner: Brayden Cutler and Katie Lamontagne, 9.5 hours.
The Putnam Interact Club has been organizing the bell-ringing effort since 1997.
For more information about the Interact club and their next meeting contact Roberta Rocchetti 860-933-8603 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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