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Dennis House to Host the 138th Crocodile Club
Friday, September 6th
Bristol, CT (August 15, 2019)

The New England Carousel Museum is proud to announce that Dennis House, Eyewitness News anchor and Face the State moderator, is hosting the Crocodile Club's 138th dinner meeting to be held at Lake Compounce. on Friday, September 6th.  Named as one of the "12 Most Influential People" by Hartford Magazine, Dennis has been a mainstay on Channel 3 since 1992. A native New Englander and Emmy award-winning journalist, Dennis co-anchors Eyewitness News at 5 pm and 6 pm and interviews politicians and newsmakers as the moderator of Face the State, the critically acclaimed Sunday morning political show. 

Dennis has traveled extensively to cover breaking news events and finds the Connecticut angle for the viewers at home. He has described his job as "awesome," saying, "I love journalism and I love television. I feel very blessed to have a job that allows me to meet so many people, both here in Connecticut and beyond." He is proud to live in Hartford with his wife, Eyewitness News anchor Kara Sundlun and their children. The two are very involved in the renaissance of Hartford along with many charities.

The Crocodile Club began in 1875 in the Lake Compounce Ballroom and is back in the Ballroom this year! The New England Carousel Museum, a non-profit treasure in the Connecticut community, once again brings you the annual dinner meeting at Lake Compounce on Friday, September 6, 2019 beginning at noon. The Crocodile Club will celebrate its 138th reunion dinner with its unique gathering of individuals. Speakers put aside political differences to celebrate this important part of history and the public is invited to join. 
We will have direct transportation to and from the Ballroom as Lake Compounce will be closed to the public for the season. As a special treat from our generous hosts, Crocodile guests will be able to ride the Carousel from 12 - 1 pm. Festivities will begin with the social hour at noon (when crocodile tears are shed) with a beer and wine cash bar. During dinner, a lively program with CT's politicos as guest speakers will follow. Remember, good speeches and bad jokes are limited to three minutes per person, and NO serious political speeches are allowed. 
Never will you see and meet so many candidates from all sides in one place in such intimate surroundings, having a good time kidding each other, with no serious politics involved. This policy was dictated to the original group by host, Gad Norton himself, who said, "there will be no serious politics allowed, no post-mortems from the last legislative session, just pleasant sociability, good fun, and good food."
Tickets, available at the Carousel Museum, are $55 each or $60 at the door. Stop in to purchase your ticket, call the Museum to put it on your credit card, or mail to the Crocodile Club, c/o Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave, Bristol, CT 06010. Make checks payable to the Carousel Museum. The dinner registration form can be downloaded from the Carousel Museum website.  
You must have your ticket with you in order to enter. For more information contact the New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Avenue, Bristol, CT 06010. 860 585-5411

Dennis House Ch 3 Dennis House, Eyewitness News anchor and Face the State moderator

Lake Compounce Ballroom