I'd like to publicly thank the parents of the Middlesex Middle School community. On Sunday, July 7, my husband, Vinnie, and I were able to finally take the hot air balloon ride that the Middlesex Parent Association gave me last spring in celebration of the 26 years I had spent at MMS.

Although it took months and five cancellations, the ride on July 7 carried us from Bethlehem to Thomaston on a beautiful calm summer morning. As the sun peeked around the four colorful balloons that took flight that morning, the mist rising over the mountains of Litchfield County was breathtaking.

The balloon ride was one adventure on my long bucket list that I will never forget! It was a great way to end my 27th year and gorgeous way to start my summer.

Again, I cannot thank you all enough for your support, love, and a gift that I will cherish in my heart always. Thank you. I wish the MMS community a wonderful and relaxing summer.

Debi Boccanfuso, principal

Middlesex Middle School

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