Hampdem Hills Alpacas 12 South Rd, Somers, CT06071 Hampdem Hills Alpacas is an alpaca farm; it also runs a farm store. The farm store is open between Thanksgiving and…More Christmas and by appointment. The farm also offers tours. It carries a wide range of alpaca products such as yarns, scarves, hats, socks, sweaters, blankets, wraps, shawls and more.
Center School is located in the center of Ellington and is one of the three elementary schools in town.
At…More Center School, there is involvement with the community in the form of community service. Such service includes creating baskets for Thanksgiving for Ellington families and running a coat drive.
Presentations such as "Parenting with Love and Logic" and "Raising Readers Club" are held at Center School and also at the Hall Memorial Library.
The PTO at Center School also brings special guests to the school for various programs.
The First Lutheran Church in Ellington was established in 1866 and offers its members many ways to become involved…More with the church community. There are youth groups, study groups, music programs and community outreach programs.
With the music program, the church sometimes has a contemporary Sunday when the choir will use modern songs and instruments in the service. For outreach, the church will adopt a family for Thanksgiving, collect warm coats for winter, or do other things that will better the community around it.
Sunday school begins at 9am and then the church service begins at 10:30am. After the service, there is a fellowship hour where members can relax and socialize with their fellow churchgoers.
The Community United Methodist Church in Ellington is a church that is devoted to helping the community as much as…More possible.
The community house at the church is available to anyone in Ellington who is looking for a place to hold meeting or gathering. For using this room, donations are accepted but are not required. The church and the community house are also to be used as a safe haven for the children at Crystal Lake Elementary School in case of a natural disaster or other emergency.
There is also a food pantry at the church that serves several families in the Crystal Lake area. While it is serving many people, the members of the Community United Methodist Church would like be able to help more people and are looking to expand the pantry.
At this church, there are many ways to be involved in the life of the church. There are choirs, youth programs and study groups. There are also many events put on by the church, like a free Thanksgiving Day feast. There is also a Sunday School program for the young people.