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November Member Profile
Lynn Reed
Business: WJ Financial Advisors, LLC
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"And everywhere, around, above, below, when the Preceptor bore his bride away, their songs burst forth in joyous overflow, and a new heaven bent over a new earth amid the sunny farms of Killingworth"
The Birds of Killingworth
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Welcome to the Chamber
The purpose of the Chamber of Commerce shall be to create a more favorable atmosphere for local business in harmony with the quality and character of the community.

The Board of Directors meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. All members are welcome to attend. Business owners interested in joining the Chamber are also invited to attend.
In This Month's Krier
Tribute to a Veteran
Tribute to a Veteran
In honor of Veterans Day celebrated this year on Wednesday, November 11th, we thought it would be fitting to tell the story of one of Killingworth's oldest living Veterans, Joseph Paccione.

Joe was born on February 7, 1925 and was raised in New York City. At the age of 17, he worked on raising the Normandy cruise ship that was being converted to a troop carrier when it caught fire and keeled over due to the water used to put the fire out. In August of that year he was drafted and reported for Basic Training.

In March of 1944 PFC Joseph Paccione was assigned to the Army 7th Regiment 34th Division for the Anzio, Italy Beach Invasion. While in Anzio, he received his first Purple Heart for the shrapnel to his leg. His Bronze Star was awarded after he overtook a hill and captured a machine gun nest with 12 Germans including 2 snipers who were protecting their position. From Anzio, Private Paccione was sent on to Rome where he was chosen for special training for the invasion of France at the Riviera. Assigned to the first wave to hit the Riviera, his Landing Craft Infantry struck a floating mine. Joe received his second Purple Heart when he was hit in the face with shrapnel, breaking his nose, loosening his teeth and accumulating numerous abrasions. Joe considers himself very lucky because he was one of only a few to survive the attack. Joe was then sent to North Africa to recover and he jokes "I never did get to see the Riviera!" Click to read full story »
President's Message
Tim Gannon
During the month of November we celebrate a holiday in the spirit of being thankful. The Chamber would like to express its appreciation to those who sponsor or volunteer for our events, and to all those who come out to enjoy them. The 3rd annual Pumpkin Carving Party was a success, as evidenced by the display of jack-o-lanterns you may have noticed as you drive by Parmelee Farm. Thank you to the Lions, KWO and the Rotary Club for their assistance.

Christmas at the Farm will be held on December 5th at Parmelee Farm, we hope to see you there. This year we have invited the active non-profits to join us. For more information, visit the back cover of this issue.

The new High Five section of the Krier is a place to congratulate our members on jobs well done and for their commitment to enhancing our community in the ways that they do. If a local business gave you good service that you appreciate or is contributing to our community in a positive way, please pass the information along to our editor at krier@killingworthct.com so that we can highlight the accomplishment.

Our next meeting will be held at the library meeting room on November 12th at 7 p.m. Members and prospective members are welcome to attend.