Health district to celebrate anniversary


SEYMOUR — The Naugatuck Valley Health District will mark its 40th Anniversary Tuesday with a ceremony following an open house, facility tours, and public health information and displays.

The open house and tours will be held from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. at the health district’s office at 98 Bank St. in Seymour. A ceremony will follow at 6 p.m.

The ceremony will feature the presentation of a legislative citation, a keynote address, and the packing, sealing and storage in the health district’s records vault of a time capsule.

The evening will also mark the launch of the health district’s new 3-year lead hazards program. The health district recently received a $2.48 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the program.

The Naugatuck Valley Health District, founded in 1972, provides public health functions for Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Naugatuck, Seymour and Shelton.