Senator Kissel Features President of New UNICO Chapter “Senator Kissel & Friends”

January 6, 2004

Senator John A. Kissel, R-Enfield, interviews Brian Guarco, president of the new Granby chapter of UNICO, the largest Italian American service organization in the United States. This episode will be shown throughout the month of January.

“Senator Kissel & Friends” is shown on Cox Cable Channel 15 on Mondays at 9:30 p.m.

“UNICO stands for Unity, Neighborliness, Integrity, Charity and Opportunity, and it is a pleasure to hear about the good work already being planned by this new chapter. One of the members’ first efforts is raising money for the planned handicapped accessible community playground at Salmon Brook Park in Granby. As time goes on, and membership grows, this chapter plans to take on projects that benefit surrounding communities, as well. I am sure that all of our viewers join me in wishing the new Granby UNICO chapter much success,” said Senator Kissel.

UNICO was first organized in Waterbury in 1922, and became a national organization in 1947. There are several chapters in Connecticut. As an organization, UNICO is known for its wide-ranging activities, including granting scholarships, and participating in projects to benefit handicapped and underprivileged children. The Granby chapter will hold its charter dinner on March 27, 2004, at the Farmington Marriott. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the community playground project at Salmon Brook Park.