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Forty years ago, RosalynCama and her friends inthe FarnamNeighborhood HouseGirls Club decided to callthemselves “TheBeatlettes.”“I remember whenFarnam House openedin 1963 and The Beatlescame to the UnitedStates in 1964. We lovedThe Beatles,” recalledCama, president of CAMA, Inc. “I remember how it was at Farnam—how you could go andcreate whatever youwanted to create.”Cama shared that reminiscence Tuesday eveningat the 14th annual awards gathering for FarnamNeighborhood House, a Fillmore Street lifeline for Fair Haven young people for decades.Reminiscences abounded at the event, whichabout 100 people attended at Branford’sWoodwinds. Tickets to the event were $50; proceeds went to benefit Farnam.“It’s a good cause, and it’s doing as much good asit did when I went there,” said Cama.The event consisted of a cocktail hour, dinner, andan awards ceremony that honored State SenateMajority Leader Martin Looney and Town Fair Tirefor their support of Farnam. Looney was awardedFarnam’s Community Service Award.. Town Fair Tire received Farnam’s “Community Spirit Award” for helping Farnam provide social, recreational and educational programs to children and families.Guests mingled and, like Cama, shared memories of Farnam and the Fair Haven community in the‘50s and ‘60s. Farnam Board of Directors President Everett Nichols recalled growing up with Looney.“We have been good friends for over 50 years. We went to school together at St. Rose of Lima School.Obviously, Marty was smarter,” Nichols joked, saying he was good at recess. “When we were set tograduate, we took the test for Notre Dame. Marty was accepted, and I’m still on the waiting list.” After making the crowd laugh, Nichols praised Looney for his community service. “He did it never
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