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Tickets Now on Sale for 2022 H-K Hall of Fame Dinner

Submitted by Elaine Jackson, HK Hall of Fame Committee.

Tickets are now on sale for the 14th Annual Haddam-Killingworth Hall of Fame induction dinner to be held on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at 6:00 p.m., at The River House in Haddam. Tickets are $40 each. There will be a cash bar and an Online Silent Auction.

This year’s six inductees are:

Louis Annino, Sr.’s service to his hometown of Killingworth includes founding Killingworth Youth League with Rocco Reale in the 1960’s. He was a Little League Coach and umpire for over 25 years, in addition to Killingworth’s Midget Football Coach. He was an officer and trainer at Jr. Sailing Academy of CT, and served on the HK Board of Education, and Town of Killingworth Parks & Recreation. He was Killingworth Citizen of the Year 2000. Mr. Annino served multiple terms as Selectman in Killingworth.

Hollis Burr’s service to her hometown of Higganum includes involvement in the Haddam Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary since 1966. She is involved with Tobacco Flywheelers Tractor Show with her family. She is a lifetime member of Haddam Congregational Church and on many committees with these organizations.

Marijean and the late Carl Conrad – The Conrads’ service to our local Haddam community ranges from Brainerd Library Board of Trustees to Haddam Historical Society, Haddam Garden Club and Old Burial Ground Thirty Mile Island.  This couple has dedicated many hours to all of these organizations.

Virginia Evensen’s service to our community of Haddam includes Girl Scout Leader, Teacher & Superintendent of Sunday School for First Church of Christ Haddam; Board of Directors of Brainerd Library and Haddam Public Health. Chairperson for many committees at her church, especially the Bread for Heat program for which she baked and sold bread as a church ministry, with proceeds going to the Haddam Fuel Bank.

Richard Hickish (posthumously) – The late Mr. Hickish’s volunteer service to the Town of Haddam includes Board of Selectmen, Board of Education (10 yrs.), Board of Finance, Haddam Historical Society, and Democratic Town Committee. March 21, 2001 was declared Richard Hickish Day in the Town of Haddam by then first Selectman, the late Anthony Bondi.

Terry Smith’s service to our community of Haddam includes being an active member of the Haddam Historical Society where the children of Haddam are fortunate to have Terry in charge of the 5th grade Kite-Making program.  Terry has been a member of many committees at the Haddam Historical Society. He is an active member of the Higganum Congregational Church, serving on many committees, where he was instrumental in establishing lines of communication between the Higganum Congregational Church and First Church of Christ Haddam resulting in both congregations forming a new church in September of 2021.

Joseph Zaientz is from Haddam Neck. His volunteer service to both Haddam Neck and Haddam includes Haddam Neck Volunteer Fire Department for 48 years as a firefighter/EMT. He has held many offices in this department, Assistant Director Haddam Emergency Management. Board of Director Haddam Public Health. He was a Meals on Wheels driver in Haddam for 12 years. He founded the Haddam Shad Museum in 1994.

NOTE:   Tickets for the dinner must be purchased by May 1, 2022. No tickets will be sold at the door. If you are interested in reserving a table or purchasing tickets, please contact Elaine Jackson or Lisa Wiese at

In addition, congratulatory ads may be purchased for the program booklet. The deadline for ads is May 1, 2022. Prices are ¼ page $25, ½ page $50, Full Page $100. Please contact Elaine Jackson at Please make checks payable to HK Hall of Fame. Send to PO Box 24, Higganum, CT 06441

For more information, please contact Howard Burr or Elaine Jackson at

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