After the excitement of , the Town Council held its monthly meeting. But before the business meeting began, Mayor John A. Harkins presented awards to three members of the Stratford community.
- Marcia Stewart, former president of Protect Your Environment, received an award recognizing her contribution to protecting Stratford's environment and her enthusiasm in teaching fourth graders about environmental issues.
- Students and teachers from created an art project that was selected to be part of a worldwide exhibit. The seventh and eighth graders were the only public school students to be chosen for this event. About 20 people from Flood accepted the award.
- student Samantha Carroll was crowned one of this year's two Barnum Festival princesses. The mayor spoke of her academic achievements and volunteering time at a daycare center.