Smacktoberfest

I read a cool article in today’s Journal Inquirer about an East Hartford, Connecticut attorey/town councilman who competes in demolition derbies. He has wrecked a bunch of cars in recent years. The next one he wrecks this weekend at the Waterford Speed Bowl’s Smacktoberfest, is a vintage 1985 Ford Crown Victoria, and it will be in honor Brian A. Aselton, an East Hartford police officer who was killed in the line of duty in 1999. Every January, Horst Engineering sponsors the Brian A. Aselton Memorial Road Race, a 3.05 mile run that benefits the scholarship fund in his name. Reading about the demolition derby made me laugh, but also reminded me of the sacrifice that Aselton made. I made a note to get in touch with the town recreation department soon, because we are going to sponsor the race again.

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