Bristol Democrats Roll out the Red Carpet at Big Event – P.S. It’s Ellen!

May 16, 2017

Last night after much speculation, Ellen Zoppo-Sassu announced she is running for mayor in front of a standing room only crowd at the Bristol Historical Society.

If elected she will be will be the first mayor in the City of Bristol to have a hyphenated last name.

This sets up another showdown between Ellen and the current mayor, Ken Cockayne. Should the mayor prove to be victorious he will be the first mayor in Bristol to win three consecutive elections since the last time a mayor won three consecutive elections.

The democrats pulled out all the stops by actively promoting the event on social media and with searchlights, airplane banners and dropping leaflets on unsuspecting residents.

Deane Kilbourne, Chairman of the Bristol DTC, was the Master of Ceremonies and opened things up with a big production routine. He was surrounded by dancers, torches and fireworks and did a Cirque du Soleil high wire production number amid pyrotechnics. It killed.

The women of the DTC ruled the red carpet with embellished dresses, tulle skirts, cashmere sweaters, sensible shoes and flowing tunics.

First Vice Chairperson for the DTC Kate Matthews showcased her new box clutch. With its clasp fastening and optional chain handle it was all the rage.

City Councilor Mary Fortier worked the rope line; shaking hands with fans and signing autographs while wearing a bold Shetland Blazer.

And mayoral candidate Ellen Zoppo-Sassu mingled with A-listers and supporters alike at the after party (which this reporter was not invited, humph!) while sporting new fashionable shoes.

The fashion critic for the Bristol Press proclaimed the evening, “The social event of the spring season.”

Meanwhile, this sentence was written for no reason.

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Election Day Kickoff and Events

November 8, 2016

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At long last Election Day has arrived! Here is today’s schedule of events.

5:30 AM – Before the elections begin, the day starts at St. Joseph Church with Father Joseph DiSciacca performing the traditional “Blessing of the Ballot Boxes.” The ceremony invokes the intercession of the patron saint of elections, St. Samuel of Miami, who is credited with the 2000 Miracle of Al Gore Gaining Votes on every recount.

6:00 AM – Polls open with a ribbon cutting ceremony and the casting of the first ballot. Edmund Lowrey will cast the ceremonial first vote.

9:00 AM – Jim Nantz and Phil Simms will be in the booth calling all the action today. This is their first presidential election. Nantz will handle the play-by-play while Simms will handle color commentary and telestrator duties. Tracy Wolfson is the sideline reporter.

The Bristol Historical Society is providing aerial coverage from their “Spirit of Bristol” biplane.

10:00 AM – Parade of Candidates down Memorial Boulevard.

12:00 PM – Animal Planet Network will telecast Bristol’s Feral Cat Kitty Bowl. It is a showdown between feral cats!

2:00 PM – Papa John’s to make major promotional announcement. If Gary Johnson wins everyone will receive a free slice of pizza.

4:00 PM – Pep Rally at the vacant mall site with live entertainment, DJs, face painting, political games and a lot of people standing around passing judgment.

8:00 PM – Polls close. Closing ceremony includes interpretive dancers with music provided by the Bristol Symphony Orchestra.

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