Plainville hosts Special Olympians

Two teams of gymnasts, above, were joined by Connecticut State Trooper Greg Fascendini, left, with his K9 Ale, as well as Plainville Town Councilor Rosemary Morante and State Rep. William Petit Jr, rear.

Connecticut’s Special Olympics are underway, and Farmington Valley Gymnastics in Plainville welcomed dozens of the state’s top gymnasts last Sunday. The group of athletes gathered during opening ceremonies, above, to celebrate the 2019 Winter Games.

Let the games begin…

Photos by JANELLE MORELLI

On Sunday, Feb. 24, Irene Alonzo, right, carries the torch during opening ceremonies for Special Olympics Connecticut at Farmington Valley Gymnastics in Plainville. Alonzo was joined by State Trooper Greg Fascendini and his K9 Ale.