On October 20th, dozens of LCC members and friends brought to life the history of  Ledyard Congregational Church and its deep roots within the community.  Visitors were able to see 10 historic sites.  Docents told our stories about the people who built the fabric of this community. They explained the significance of our buildings and places. Boy Scout Troop 16 set up an antique apple cider press and demonstrated its operation. Throughout the afternoon, clam chowder was prepared in the traditional way. At 6 PM the chowder was served, along with sandwiches and homemade pie, to 150 appreciative diners in Fellowship Hall.  The supper guests were treated to a light-hearted musical theater presentation provided by our own talented musicians and actors.        We owe our special thanks to all of those who helped set up and explain our sites, and to those who researched and printed our materials, and to those who prepared and served our meal, and to those who took part in our musical theater presentation, and to those who promoted and publicized our event. It was amazing how everyone pitched in with great enthusiasm to make History Day a success.        Our goal was to remind our own members and other residents of the central role that LCC has played in the community. We choose to take ownership of the giving and sharing traditions that have been passed down to us. As we proceed with our current and future missions, we will carry the light of our Christian faith to the next generation and to others who may wish to join us. Its a worthy and happy goal.  “Our stories retold, our purpose reborn”.   David Holdridge