Boy Scout Troop 28 has recognized Center Stage Theatre’s Youth CONNection Players with the 23rd piece in the official Shelton Christmas ornament collection.

The cast and crew of the upcoming musical "Sing" were present as Troop 28 Senior Patrol Leader Alex Norton read a proclamation from the mayor on this year’s ornament.

Troop 28 Assistant Senior Patrol Leader Billings White presented the ornament to Youth CONNection and Center Stage founders Francesca and Gary Scarpa.

Youth CONNection is celebrating its 30th year of providing opportunities for young people to excel in the theater arts. The Scarpas also operate Center Stage, a nonprofit theater in downtown Shelton.

Shelton resident suggested the honoree

Gina Corriea, a resident of Shelton for 27 years, nominated Youth CONNection to the Ornament Committee.

Boy Scout Troop 28 of Shelton is a member of the Housatonic Council and was organized in 1971. The troop is sponsored by the Mohegan School PTO and meets every Thursday at the Nike Site in Shelton. The troop currently has 31 Boy Scouts.

To inquire more about the ornament collection, contact Bonnie at 203-926-1139 or boni203@comcast.net.