DTC’s Image Contest Raises $4,400 For Food Pantry

Connelly Family’s Image Generates Most Contributions

The Ridgefield Recreated Images Contest generated a total of $4,421 in contributions to benefit the Town of Ridgefield Food Pantry/Emergency Fund. Running from Monday, April 27, through Friday, May 15, the contest featured six classic American images recreated by Ridgefield residents using only items found in their homes. The public “voted” for their favorite image(s) by contributing to the Ridgefield Food Bank/Emergency Fund. Contestants donated their efforts to help neighbors in need. The contest was sponsored by the Ridgefield Democratic Town Committee (DTC) and hosted on the DTC’s website. Although the contest has ended, the images can still be viewed at ridgefielddems.net/recreated-images-food-pantry/.

Sean, Tao, Tristen, and Jack Connelly’s recreation of Joe Rosenthal’s famous photo, “Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima”, came in first place, raising $1,111 in contributions. The final standings/totals were:


Recreated Image


Connelly Family

“Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima”


Barbara Jennes

Emily Dickinson


Jessica Mancini

“We Can Do It”


Aimee Berger-Girvalo

Statue of Sybil Ludington


Susie Buckley

Saturday Evening Post cover


Carina Borgia-Drake






The needs addressed by the Ridgefield Food Pantry/Emergency Fund are ongoing; find out how you can help by visiting www.ridgefieldct.org/social-services.


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