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Gov. Lamont visits Fairfield school to celebrate designation of lollipops as the state candy

Gov. Ned Lamont visited Dwight Elementary School in Fairfield Monday morning to celebrate the passage of legislation that designated lollipops as Connecticut’s state candy.

Angelica Toruno and Larry Epstein

Jun 3, 2024, 8:55 PM

Updated 14 days ago

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Gov. Ned Lamont visited Dwight Elementary School in Fairfield Monday morning to celebrate the passage of legislation that designated lollipops as Connecticut’s state candy.
Students from Dwight lobbied lawmakers, urging them to approve the legislation as part of a class assignment to learn about lawmaking.
During a lesson about how a bill becomes a law four years ago, third graders learned that lollipops were invented in New Haven back in 1908 by a man named George Smith.
Four years later, the students got the sweet reward they were looking for.
"I feel like my voice was definitely heard, and no matter how young you are you can make a difference," said sixth grader Jacquelane Glick, of Roger Ludlowe Middle School.


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