2017 Ringmaster’s Address — Read Here

“Celebrating
Youth”

2017 FOCUS

This year’s Barnum Festival has a very important focus that perfectly aligns with one of the key values of the City of Bridgeport: Celebrate Youth. We understand that Bridgeport’s children are the future of the city and that supporting them in their education, development and dreams is critical to the continued success of Bridgeport. This mission is a cause especially close to our 2017 Ringmaster—Terry O’Connor.  As executive director of the Cardinal Shehan Center and McGivney Community Center, Terry knows the importance of giving our youth the tools and outlets necessary to excel. As leader of the 2017 Barnum Festival, Terry will provide summer camp opportunities in addition to the event’s annual scholarships. Join us as we Celebrate Youth!

The Festival

The annual Barnum Festival is a seasonal celebration of the City of Bridgeport and its tight-knit community. Dating back to 1948, the festival originated to help support local businesses and honor P.T. Barnum—a world-renowned showman and city leader. The Barnum Festival spans several weeks in an effort to build community spirit, enrich the lives of Bridgeport residents, and give back, culminating in a weekend-long Barnum Palooza that hosts parades, concerts, fireworks, and other family-friendly events.

The Board

Robert Laska, President Michael Bisciglia, VP Frank J. Carroll, Secretary Peter F. Hurst, Treasurer William S. Murphy Robert J Magee S. George Santa Andrew Julian Paul Miller Elizabeth M. Pfriem Joseph Kasper Jr. Kaye Williams Mickey Herbert Paul Delfino Anthony Cernera Charles M. Carroll David D’Addario Richard Bodine

Robert Laska, President Michael Bisciglia, VP Frank J. Carroll, Secretary Peter F. Hurst, Treasurer William S. Murphy Robert J Magee S. George Santa Andrew Julian Paul Miller Elizabeth M. Pfriem Joseph Kasper Jr. Kaye Williams Mickey Herbert Paul Delfino Anthony Cernera Charles M. Carroll David D’Addario Richard Bodine

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