Mary Hoffman supplied the balloons. Yes, they say “06880” — if you face the other direction. (Photo/Lynn U. Miller)
They came from Westport, Fairfield, Norwalk — and Roxbury and New York City.
They were politicians, musicians, and (probably) a mathematician.
They ranged in age from 6 years old to (at least) 89.
They mixed, mingled, ate and drank.
They talked about everything under the sun — and the sun itself. Fortunately temperatures cooled, a breeze blew in, and the sunset was one of the most spectacular of the year.
Everyone there did not agree on everything — after all, last night was a party, but it was still “06880.”
Yet everyone agreed that wherever we live, we’re lucky to be part of this amazing community — online, and in real Compo Beach life.
Thanks to the 100 or so folks who came to last night’s bash. If you missed it: See you next year!
Politics, Westport style: Republican 1st Selectman Jim Marpe and his challenger, Democrat Melissa Kane, enjoyed the evening. (Photo/Lynn U. Miller)
So did 2nd Selectman candidates Rob Simmelkjaer (D) and Jen Tooker (R).
Recent “06880 Unsung Heroes of the Week” — and Compo Beach regulars — Mike Calise and Tom Lowrie hung out together.
Hair they are! Photographer Larry Silever and musician Warren Bloom. (Photo/Lynn U. Miller)
Mary Palmieri Gai and Fred Cantor are frequent “06880” commenters. They also curated the current Westport Historical Society exhibit on Westport’s rock music history. (Photo/Lynn U. Miller)
Longtime Westport volunteers — and mid-’60s Staples High School graduates — Bill Scheffler, Ann Sheffer and Miggs Burroughs lent panache to the party. (Photo/Lynn U. Miller)
Carter Klein took home a souvenir: The “6” balloon. He wanted to celebrate his age. (Photo/Lynn U. Miller)