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Mill Hill School
635 Mill Hill Ter, Southport, CT 06890

Mill Hill School, built in 1955, is one of the town's 11 public elementary schools and is also among the town'sMore public elementary schools with the highest number of students.

Mill Hill's 478 students (March 2010 figure) attend classes in 20 permanent classrooms and five portable classrooms. The school's bricks-and-mortar capacity is 378 students.

Mill Hill's enrollment was projected on Nov. 30, 2009 to peak at 485 students in 2010-11 and to drop to 460 students in 2014-15.

Students who graduate from Mill Hill School attend Tomlinson Middle School.

Mill Hill School's principal is Kevin Chase.

Fairfield American Little League
1290 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824
Like the Big Leagues, Fairfield's Little League is divided into the National and American leagues. Selection in eachMore league is determined by elementary school, with the American League serving Mill Hill, Riverfield, Dwight, Sherman and Osborn Hill elementary schools. Eligibility begins as early as kindergarten. Practice begins in April, and games are played at either Riverfield School or Gould Manor baseball fields on the weekends beginning in late April or early May. See the Web site for registration.
Safe Parks and Recreation for Kids
75 Mill Plain Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824

Safe Parks and Recreation for Kids, established in 1994, is a non-profit organization dedicated to renovating andMore rebuilding playground and recreational facilities in Fairfield neighborhoods.

SPARK says volunteers from each project's neighborhood take responsibility for the bulk of fundraising and equipment installation.

SPARK cites as its accomplishments renovation and construction projects in Lincoln Park, Highwood Park, Owen Fish Park, Melville Park, Rugby Park, Gould Manor Park and the Ash Creek Open Space. The group also installed a popular sprinkler park and shade pavilion at Lake Mohegan and was a major contributor to construction of The Sandcastle, a wooden playground in Henry Rowland Park next to Jennings Beach.

SPARK says recent grants supported the installation of bleachers at Tomlinson Middle School; two picnic tables in Tunxis Hill Park for Fairfield National Little League; a garden greenhouse at Hillel Academy of Fairfield; a climbing wall at Riverfield School; an organic vegetable garden and fencing at Sherman School; and dance facilities at Roger Ludlowe Middle School.

SPARK says it also contributed funds to playgrounds at the Early Childhood Center and the following elementary schools: Jennings, Sherman, McKinley, Riverfield, Stratfield, North Stratfield, Holland Hill and Osborn Hill.

SPARK is seeking new volunteers. For information, call Brian Nerreau at 203-256-8915.

SPARK lists its mailing address as P.O. Box 1358, Fairfield, CT 06825. The address listed here is for the town's Parks and Recreation Department, which works with SPARK on projects.

Mom's Club of Fairfield-South, CT
45 Split Rock Rd, Southport, CT 06890

The Moms Club of Fairfield-South, CT is a support and service group for stay-at-home moms and their children andMore offers daytime activities that include trips to parks, arts and crafts and play groups.

The Moms Club of Fairfield-South, CT is a chapter of the International Moms Club (Moms Offering Moms Support,) which is a non-profit, non-denominational organization for stay-at-home mothers and their children.

The Moms Club of Fairfield-South CT is open to stay-at-home mothers and their children in the Mill Hill, Sherman, McKinley and Dwight elementary school districts and offers weekly activities that include trips to parks; field trips to museums and zoos; arts and crafts activities; storytimes; play groups; blueberry, strawberry, apple and pumpkin picking; picnics; tours of police departments and fire departments; and breakfast and lunch dates.

The club is also involved in community outreach and has collected and donated food and toys during the holidays, donated clothing and raised money for local and international charities.

Sturges Park
550 Mill Plain Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824

Sturges Park, 12.5 acres at 550 Mill Plain Road, is next to the Ludlowe campus, which includes Roger Ludlowe MiddleMore School and Fairfield Ludlowe High School.

Sturges Park includes a softball field and full-sized multi-purpose playing field and is a popular venue for sledding in the winter due to the hill that leads from the school buildings down to the park.

The softball field is used by Fairfield Ludlowe High School's girls softball team, and requests to use the field during that team's season can be made by calling the Board of Education's Reservations Department at 203-255-8374. When the team's softball season is over, use of the field can be requested by calling the Parks and Recreation Department at 203-256-3191.

The field, due to its size, can be used only by youth softball teams.

The multi-purpose field is used by the Board of Education for football, lacrosse and soccer. Requests to use that field can be made by calling the Board of Education's Reservations Department at 203-255-8374.

Parks and Recreation Department regulations require, for fields under that department's jurisdiction, that a permit be obtained before the field can be used any group of eight or more people where four or more are at least 18 years old and that is engaged in a recreational event. Permits will only be granted when at least 80 percent of the group are permanent Fairfield residents.

Priority in granting permits is given, in the following order, to: Fairfield Parks and Recreation Department-sponsored activities, Fairfield public school-sponsored activities; youth and adult leagues and activities that consist of all Fairfield residents; any other youth and adult league or activity at the discretion of the Parks and Recreation Department.

People who do not have a permit for use of the field must give way to permit holders.

Team, league and tournament play is permitted only on a reservation basis. Residents can make a reservation by calling the Parks and Recreation Department.

The field usage fee for special events, such as fairs, festivals, programs, lessons/specialty coaches and specialty shows, and special athletic events, such as camps and clinics, is $50 per hour.

Trinity Episcopal Church
651 Pequot Ave, Southport, CT 06890

Trinity Episcopal Church was established in 1725 and its first church building was erected on Mill Plain Road on landMore that is now Sturges Park.

By 1737, the church had outgrown that building and a larger church was built in the center of Fairfield. In 1779, that church building was burned to the ground during the British invasion of Fairfield and Trinity held services in private homes for the next 10 years.

Trinity's third church building was erected in 1790 in the Mill Plain section of town, and, in 1829, Trinity's fourth church, described as "The Old Church on the Hill," was built on Rose Hill in the Southport section of town.

In 1854, Trinity's fourth church building burned to the ground, and the parish bought land on Pequot Road in the Southport section of town - the current site of the church - and erected its fifth church building in 1856. That building, however, was destroyed by a tornado in 1862, and the parish had to build its sixth and final building on that same spot.

Trinity Church's final building was consecrated on Dec. 11, 1862, and, in 2001, the parish completed an extensive two-year restoration of the church and parish hall.

Trinity's missionary trips to Honduras have helped the Episcopal Church San Lucas by building a road to the church, constructing windows in its Sunday school, building a water tower and bathrooms and constructing concrete steps from the church to the Sunday school. Members of Trinity also volunteer at Bread and Roses, a residential care program for people with AIDS, and Habitat for Humanity.

Trinity Episcopal Church also has a preschool, founded in 1965, for children from two and-a-half to 5 years of age.

Trinity Episcopal Church, which serves more than 400 families from Fairfield, Norwalk, Weston, Wilton, Easton, Stratford, Bridgeport and Westport, says its mission is to to become a compassionate community of Jesus Christ, where members serve God's people, celebrate God's blessings and discover a saving balance to the pressures of the world.

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