Night Bells and Sidewalk Messages Unify Windsor Locks as Residents Keep Their “Social Distances”

Two Windsor Locks activities have given residents – young and old — an opportunity to spread good vibes as the COV-19 limits their daily routines. In response to the need to keep a healthful “social distance” from one another, First Selectman Chris Kervich reached out to the community via Facebook with the suggestion that townspeople step outside nightly at 8 pm – and ring a bell for two minutes to express that “we are 100 percent together.”

Fellow Selectman Scott Storms has participated every night, along with a growing number of residents. Storms said, “The WL Community Bell Ringing makes me smile everyday. It’s a way that our townspeople can let others HEAR that they are not alone and that WE CARE! It’s amazing to me that although we may be physically separated, the residents of Windsor Locks are united in our support of each other and committed to overcoming the common challenges now facing our community.” The bell-ringing effort has also been adopted by neighboring Enfield.

Windsor Locks families also participated in “Chalk Your Walk” on Sunday, March 22 by drawing and writing encouraging messages on their driveways and sidewalks. The message above, written on a Center Street sidewalk, reads “Don’t count the Days/let the Days count.”

Photo one by Dale Storms; photo two by Laura Hayden

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