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Bob Duff

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Duff Secures Grant from Vistra Energy to Support the Norwalk International Cultural Exchange

NORWALK, CT – Today, Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) presented the Norwalk International Cultural Exchange (NICE) with a $5,000 grant from Vistra Energy. Vistra Energy is an energy company focused on the competitive energy and power generation markets.

“The Norwalk International Cultural Exchange is an organization that promotes and celebrates the diversity of citizens living in Norwalk,” said Senator Bob Duff. “The NICE Festival is one of many community programs that brings people together and encourages individuals to learn more about the traditions and customs of their neighbors. It’s a wonderful event and this generous grant from Vistra will ensure the program remains a vibrant part of the Norwalk community.”

“The Norwalk International Cultural Exchange (NICE) is extremely proud to be the recipient of this generous grant from Vistra,” said Janet Evelyn, Executive Director of NICE. “In order for NICE to continue to provide this important and valued community building program we need the support of our business community. This grant from Vistra will go a long way in our efforts to engage and support the multiple varied traditional art forms that we showcase at the annual NICE Festival. The NICE Festival Series was established to celebrate the rich global heritage and culture so evident in the music, food, art and diverse population of which we in Norwalk, CT are so proud. The program is coordinated by a group of volunteers in collaboration with the City of Norwalk Recreation and Parks Department and remains free to the public so all can attend.”

“Vistra Energy is proud to support programs and community events, such as NICE, that strengthen the Norwalk area making it an even better place to live, work and grow. As an integrated energy company that owns and operates two natural gas plants in the state at Milford and Lake Road and serves thousands of customers through our retail brands Ambit Energy, CTG&E and Public Power, Vistra is dedicated to powering Connecticut and giving back to the communities we serve,” said Brad Watson, director of community affairs for Vistra Energy.

NICE is a non-profit organization that seeks to promote and increase awareness of the diversity of people from around the world through arts and culture.

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