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Windsor Is Hopping!

2023 Upcycled Pollinator Planter Challenge

2023 Upcycled Pollinator Planter Challenge
2022 planters

Don’t miss out on viewing, voting and bidding on these unique, purposeful artful planters throughout Windsor Center!

The upcycled planters will be on display at sponsor business locations and on the Windsor Town Green. Support the plight of pollinators – especially monarch butterflies!

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Great Fun at Windsor Monarch Festival

Great Fun at Windsor Monarch Festival
Children's Parade Winner with Judge Florence Barlow

The 2nd annual Windsor Monarch Festival was a great success even with the heat and humidity! Tomaca graced us with her soulful voice, the artisan vendors were busy with shoppers, the kids made butterfly crafts, the EV cars and bikes were a hit, the info booths gave out helpful information, the chalk artist created a lovely butterfly image, three local artists created a fantastic butterfly mural, and everyone loved the upcycled planters!

Thank you to our sponsors, especially presenting sponsor, Windsor Federal and all of our event sponsors:
Murals: Fredette Family Foundation and Ken Fredette
Chalk artist: CT Kids and Family
Chairy orchard: Jordan Dental Health Group
EV display: Loomis Chaffee School

Congratulations to our Raffle Winners:
1. Patty won the delicate Hand Carved Decorative Egg and glass cloche donated by Jennifer Crowder.
2. Ruth Jefferis won the Monarch cage with goodies inside.
3. Victoria A won the Upcycling Craft book and supplies donated by Paula Pierce and Suzanne Urban.
You'll get a phone call if you're the winner!

And thank you to all of our planter sponsors who are listed on the signs next to their planters - make sure to visit all of them! And thank you to all the designers and volunteers who make this event so special for Windsor!

The Upcycled Pollinator Planter Challenge is going on through July 15! You can vote and bid on your favorite planters until 5:00 pm on Saturday, July 15. Proceeds go to support the Windsor Monarch Project, a First Town Downtown committee and non-profit.

WindsorWorx Opening

WindsorWorx Opening

We're pleased to announce that the new downtown coworking space, WindsorWorx, is now open. The space offers hot desks for one day use, dedicated desks, private space, conference room, use, and more.

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Upcoming Events

Digital Photograpy Class
Farmers Market
(3 days)
Mythology Project
Northwest Park Country Fair
Resin Art Class
Farmers Market
Red Cross Blood Drive!
Live Music at Union Street Tavern
Windsor Lions Arts and Craft Fair
Wire Wrapped Sea Glass Jewelry

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.

Become a member of First Town Downtown and be a part of the growth of Windsor's downtown area and Windsor as a whole! Join or Renew your membership in First Town Downtown, Windsor's Main Street program.

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