5th District Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty will tour Flagship Converters Incorporated this afternoon. The company manufactures and produces the colored laminated paper used for ribbons, garland, and gift wrap. The facility is on Shelter Rock Road in Danbury.
Since taking office last January, Esty has visited manufacturers throughout the 5th District. She has also introduced three bills to support manufacturing and workforce development based on the input she's received from local manufacturers.
Regional Hospice Healing Hearts Center in Danbury is also on Esty's agenda. She and members of the Newtown and Greater Danbury community will meet with staff members about how the Center helps grieving children and families who have lost loved ones.
The Healing Hearts Center has been offering drop in hours to help those impacted by the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Officials say the licensed social workers and specially trained volunteers create a safe place for healing to begin.
Esty will be in Bethel tonight capping a day of visits in the Greater Danbury area. Tonight's Congress on Your Corner event will be at Byrd's Books on Greenwood Avenue. The event is a chance for constituents to meet with Esty one-on-one and share thoughts, issues and concerns.
The event is from 6:30 to 7:30pm.