Last Chance: Two More Days Until Budget Referendum

A look at what's ahead for meetings, sports, events and deadlines for May 14 to 20, 2012.

Wednesday is your chance to vote on the $78.7 million proposed 2012-13 budget.

The question on the ballot that you will vote yes or no on is as follows:

“Shall the Annual Town Budget in the amount of $78,729,793, as recommended by the Board of Finance, for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2012 be approved?”

The polls will be open May 16 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the .

Do you support it? Tell us in the comments and .

Avon Patch will be reporting on voter turnout throughout the day and the results, as well as talking to voters about what they think of the budget.

Tweet your thoughts on the budget to @AvonPatch or write to me on Facebook www.facebook.com/AvonPatch and in the comment section. Let me know if you have any last-minute questions.

For more information on the budget and Avon's spending history, visit our Avon Budget topics page.

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But that's not all that's going on in Avon this week. Check out our calendar and announcements to see what else is happening in town.

Take a look at some of the upcoming events:


Tuesday, May 15

  • The Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. at the Community Room.
  • The Avon Library Board is scheduled to meet at 7:30 p.m. in the .

For more information including agendas, visit the town's website.


  • Susan Reitano Davey submitted this . To help Lorenzo Rodriguez and make a donation, email Jeff Soto, of the Connecticut Lions Club, at jeffsoto1@gmail.com or 860-622-8080. To help Avon Middle School teacher and high school soccer coach Patrick Mulligan build handicapped-accessible ramps at Lorenzo's home, email pmulligan@avon.k12.ct.us. Avon High School Latin teacher and National Honor Society advisor Peter O'Sullivan is overseeing planning for the organization's Community Fair. The fair is scheduled for Thursday, May 31 at from 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Congratulations to , of Avon, who is at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography. He will be shipping out literally soon for some field work and is hoping to have a spot on Ballard's research team in the future.
  • There's always a lot of community spirit in Avon. These students raised money for March of Dimes by reading! How are you giving back?

Have an announcement to make? You can do so on Avon Patch at avon.patch.com/announcements/new.


Monday, May 14

  • Checkmate! It's Chess Night at the , starting at 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 15

  • The is scheduled to meet at 7:30 p.m. at .

Saturday, May 19

Sunday May 20

  • The is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. at Pine Grove School. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and costs $25 the day of the event $20 in advance. At 10 a.m., there will be a Fun Run for the kids. Registration for that is $12. Proceeds support Pine Grove's Parent-Teacher Organization. There will be food, music and an awards ceremony after the races. Avon Patch Editor Jessie Sawyer and The Granbys Patch Editor Ted Glanzer will be running in the race. We hope to see you there and be sure to say hello.

Add your event to the Avon Patch calendar at avon.patch.com/events/new.


Monday, May 14
Varsity Baseball  Enfield  Home - Buckingham Field
4 p.m.      May 14
Varsity Boys Tennis  Bolton  Away - Bolton High School 4 p.m.      May 14
Varsity Girls Lacrosse  South Windsor  Home - Avon High School
4 p.m.      May 14
Varsity Softball  Enfield  Away - Enfield High School
3:45 p.m.      Tuesday, May 15
Varsity Baseball  Canton  Away - Canton H.S.
3:45 p.m.      May 15
Varsity Boys Lacrosse  Southington  Home - Buckingham Field
4:30 p.m.      May 15
Varsity Boys Outdoor Track  Windsor Locks  Away - Windsor Locks High School
4 p.m.      May 15
Varsity Girls Golf  Daniel Hand, Newington  Home - Blue Fox Run 3 p.m.      May 15
Varsity Girls Outdoor Track  Windsor Locks  Away - Windsor Locks High School
4 p.m.      May 15
Varsity Girls Tennis  East Granby  Away - East Granby High School
3:45 p.m.      Wednesday, May 16
Varsity Boys Tennis  Hall  Away - Hall HS Tennis Courts
3:45 p.m.      May 16
Varsity Girls Golf  Simsbury, Mercy  Home - Blue Fox Run
3 p.m.      May 16
Varsity Softball  Ellington  Away - Ellington High School
4 p.m.      Thursday, May 17
Varsity Baseball  Ellington  Home - Buckingham Field 4 p.m.      May 17
Varsity Boys Golf  Suffield  Home - Blue Fox Run
3 p.m.      May 17
Varsity Boys Lacrosse  Canton  Away - Canton H.S.
4 p.m.      May 17 Varsity Girls Golf  Suffield  Away - Copper Hill
3 p.m.      May 17 Varsity Girls Lacrosse  Canton  Home - Avon High School
3:45 p.m.      May 17
Varsity Girls Tennis  Bolton  Home - Sycamore Park
3:45 p.m. 

For more information on Avon High School sports, visit ciacsports.com.


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