Crocodile Club 2017!

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Crocodile Club 2017!

August 24, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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The Crocodile Club will celebrate its 136th reunion dinner with its unique gathering of individuals who put aside their political differences to celebrate this important part of history. As a special treat, your ticket will give you free access to the entire Lake Compounce for the day. The Crocodile dinner will be held in the Park Pavilion instead of the Ballroom.

Festivities will begin with social hour at noon with a beer and wine cash bar in the picnic pavilion.  A lamb dinner will be provided combined with usual picnic fare and will commence promptly at 1:00 p.m.  During dinner, a lively program with guest speakers will follow.  Remember, good speeches and bad jokes are limited to three minutes per person, and NO serious political speeches are allowed.

The Norton family say that the “Crocodile Club” was formed in 1875 when Gad Norton, a former legislator who also started the amusement park in 1846, decided to thank his colleagues in the State Legislature for their help in passing a statute that changed the town line between Bristol and Southington so as to put his farmhouse in Bristol.  The reason for this request was so that he could vote in Bristol where he did all his trading and knew more people. Also, in those days of horses and buggies and old dirt roads, the three mile ride to Bristol was a lot easier than the ride to Southington.

Tickets are available at the New England Carousel Museum for $40 or at the door for $45.  You may stop into the museum or call to put it on your credit card or mail to the Crocodile Club, c/o Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol, CT  06010.  Makes checks payable to the Carousel Museum.  Tickets can be purchased online  at  You must have your ticket with you in order to enter.

Lake Compounce
186 Enterprise Drive
Bristol, CT 06010 United States

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