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  Pictured from left to right are Kathy Calvanese Reinhard, Alyssa Calvanese and Joe Calvanese, Jr. holding the citation from the Town of Southington to the Aqua Turf for 50 years of service to Southington.
Southington Community YMCA Suzio Family Foundation
The Bridge Family Center
The Giving Back Girls
Turning Point
United Way of Southington
Urbin T. Kelley Elementary School Village of Plantsville Association Walter Derynoski Elementary
School
William Strong Elementary School Zaya A. Oshana Elementary
School
Aqua Turf Club was founded in 1969 by Kay and Joseph Calvanese, Sr. The property originally was Mr. Calvanese’s father’s and was a bed for a nursery. It began as a neighbor- hood swim, golf, and tennis club. The facilities incluced a beach, baseball, tennis, basketball, and bocce courts, horseshoe pits, and a nine-hold golf course.
The Glass Room began as an open pavilion for picnic tables and was enclosed in 1975. Originally, out- side caterers came in to provide food service. Since then, the kitchens have been expanded and the Wagon Room has been added. Kay’s Pier, which is dedicated to the memory of Kay Calvanese, was opened in De- cember of 1985.
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