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FTDT News 9/28/20: Be a Part of the Center

Save the Date: Dec. 5th: Torchlight Parade

Save the Date: Dec. 5th:  Torchlight Parade
Join us for a fun evening of holiday festivities on Saturday, December 5th at 6:30 pm for our annual holiday Torchlight Parade.

The Torchlight parade includes many holiday-lighted vehicles and marchers who will begin on Remington Road and progress through the town center in all its lights, music and fanciful decorations! Grab a spot near the street to watch the brightly decorated fire trucks parade by in their holiday glory.

This event is brought to you by First Town Downtown with the support of the Windsor Volunteer Fire Department, Windsor Federal Savings and Carmon Funeral Homes. If you would you like your group or vehicle to be in the parade, email

Our Halloween event, Nightmare on Broad Street, has been cancelled this year due to concerns over Covid-19. We, and Windsor center businesses, wish you a happy and safe Halloween!!

On-Site Flu Clinics with CVS

On-Site Flu Clinics with CVS
First Town Downtown is pleased to partner with the Windsor Chamber of Commerce and CVS Pharmacy to provide Windsor companies the chance to schedule flu clinics on-site for their employees. The CDC recommends that people get a flu vaccine by the end of October, though getting vaccinated later can still be beneficial and vaccinations are offered throughout the flu season.

“It’s more important than ever to get a flu shot,” says First Town Downtown Director, Jane Garibay, “Employers need to do everything they can to help keep their staff healthy. Offering on-site flu shots is an easy way to do that.”

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Be a Part of Our Upcycled Planter Challenge!

Be a Part of Our Upcycled Planter Challenge!
The Windsor Monarch Project’s (WMP) beautiful butterfly habitats have drawn enthusiastic praise from residents since their planting, but the habitats are now in need of new native, monarch-friendly plants to keep the butterflies coming back! To raise funds to replenish the habitats, the WMP, part of First Town Downtown, is launching the 2021 Upcycled Pollinator Planter Challenge.

Examples of preliminary creative planters are on view now at Bart’s Drive-In Restaurant, The Bean@226 and James Selig Estate Jewelry and Antiques.

The Challenge is designed to engage local residents and out-of-town visitors to view the creative planters at sponsors’ places of business in Windsor center. For businesses or organizations who don’t have a location in Windsor center, space will be available on the town green to display their creations. Related activities are being planned now to draw attention to this unique artistic display.

Sponsors and designers will be able to sign up online soon. Sponsors can be matched with a creative designer (or they can choose their own designer to create their unique planter).

All FTDT business members are invited to sign up their locations for this first-of-its-kind-in-Connecticut event. More details will be forthcoming in February 2021 about this fun outdoor event! Please contact Jane Garibay and Suzanne Urban by emailing for more information. Keep up to date with news by signing up for FTDT's weekly email newsletter at

“Make Life Sweet” Fundraiser

“Make Life Sweet” Fundraiser
Welcome to the First Town Downtown’s “Make Life Sweet” fundraiser in partnership with Sandy Hook’s Maple Craft Foods, who will donate 40% of your purchases to help First Town Downtown develop vibrant recreational, economic and cultural activity for Windsor Center well into the 21st century.

That’s right, you and your loved ones get to enjoy award-winning, local maple products, while helping to raise money to support FTDT! It doesn’t get much sweeter than that!

STEP 1: Click on the link below to shop for yourself, or to send sweet gifts to someone you care about:

STEP 2: Enter FTDT as the coupon code at checkout, and Maple Craft Foods will donate 40% to First Town Downtown AND, if your shipping address is within a 9 mile radius of Windsor, you'll get free shipping, too!!

FINAL STEP: Enjoy your Maple Craft products!

Upcoming Events

Mini Art Show
Food Drive
WJWC Photo Calendar Contest
Pop up Art Shows
Meet the Artist: Katherine
Gentle Yoga for Stress Management
Meet The Artist: Adam and Zach
Zen Brush Class
Economic Enhancement Mtg
ArtSparks: The Emotion of Line ...
Small Business Saturday
Torchlight Parade

Mission Statement
The mission of First Town Downtown is to position and promote Windsor Center as a premier New England town center that protects and utilizes its proud heritage as the basis for developing vibrant recreational, economic and cultural activity.

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