May 2020 TSC Feel Good Stories Special Edition
May 2020 Feel Good Stories Special Edition
Welcome Tri-Staters! As Mother Earth warms up and readies herself for summer, we humans are in a bit of limbo - what is safe, what is protocol, what is law and do I really have to try on last summer's shorts right now?

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Without further ado, Let's get to today's Special Edition of Feel Good Stories!
We begin our stories with the TSC Hearts On Tour Car Parade which took place Tuesday April 28th, a sun-swept day if ever there was one!
Left: Tamara of StarLight Lamp Repair in Kent, CT
Center: Getting ready for "step off" at H.V.R.H.S.
Right: Colin Chambers and Susan Sweetapple of Falls Village Inn
Thank you to everyone who participated, and special thanks to Board Director Marlane White, who put together this great video of the day:
Speaking of cars, here is a great story from our SPONSORS at Lime Rock Park:
Lime Rock Park would like to give special thanks to all the frontline and essential workers who place their lives at risk to serve others during the pandemic. The Park’s staff is also answering the call to help through volunteering and working for their local communities as first responders.
Lime Rock’s Director of Emergency Services Zach Sawicki (pictured) is among them. When he’s not at the track, Zach is the Paramedic Supervisor for the company who staffs New Milford Ambulance. He says that since the coronavirus outbreak, more rigid protocols have been put in place, intensifying the demands of each emergency response.
He also shared that through this chaos, life continues. “During this pandemic, we certainly see the nasty side of the disease, but at the same time, we still respond to general 911 calls,” he said. “A few weeks ago, I responded to a childbirth call and amidst all that’s going on, we brought a precious life into the world right there on the side of the road.”
While Lime Rock feels Zach is a hero, he will humbly disagree. “I signed up to do this job and nothing has really changed regarding putting my life on the line. We go to dangerous situations all the time; this is just another day.”
It should also be mentioned that In March, Zach immediately responded to health officials' urgent request for supplies by donating Lime Rock’s stockpile of PPE to local healthcare workers.
In addition, other Park staff members have been taking time to help out by donating to local food banks, making masks and volunteering with local animal shelters who have seen an increase in pet rescues. Our employees are part of the reason why our area is #TriStateStrong.
Nothing brightens a day like a colorful handwritten note of thanks!
The Hotchkiss School is doing their part in more ways than one! From live music to feeding the hungry. Click on the logo to learn all about their good works!

Art shows at Trinity are on hold for now, but if you would like to relive past events, check out their gallery HERE.
Calling all Feel Good Stories
Do you have a Feel Good Story? A photo? Please share it with the Tri-State Chamber of Commerce community and beyond!