Celebrating Bridget – Madison event

Hello Everyone,

This is Barrett, Bridget’s husband. Over the weekend we had a celebration of Bridget in Portland. It was a wonderful day and was an event Bridget would have loved. Friends and family flew in or even drove fifteen hours to celebrate Bridget. It was so nice to see everyone. Thank you to all who came.

Here are the details for the celebration of Bridget happening in Madison, WI.

When: Sunday, June 26 · 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Where: Mendota County Park (park shelter #1)
5130 County Road M
Middleton, Wisconsin (Map it!)

If you are able please RSVP via the event facebook page. This will help us with numbers and make sure everyone gets enough to eat.

Below are more details about the event from the facebook event page.

Please join us to celebrate Bridget Zinn’s life with her friends and family including her husband, Barrett, and her father, Dick. Light food and beverages will be served. Families are welcome at this beautiful setting on Lake Mendota. We have reserved park shelter #1. Please bring camp chairs for additional seating if you have them. Feel free to drop in and stay for as long as you can.

We plan to compile a scrapbook of photos, memories, and reflections from all of those who loved and were inspired by Bridget. Please bring your contribution to the scrapbook on 8.5×11 paper. If you’re not able to attend on the 26th, you can still contribute – just send it by email to cailin.oconnor@gmail.com.

If you would like to contribute photos to be used in a slideshow, please send them to jessmain@gmail.com or post them to the facebook page, “In Memory of Bridget Zinn” (www.facebook.com/InMemoryBridgetZinn).

If you haven’t yet you can order your  In Memory of Bridget Zinn print by illustrator and author, Johanna Wright. Johanna is donating the proceeds to the Friends of the Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC).

I hope to see you there.

Love to you all,


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  1. Will be there in thought and prayers, I figured out a way to honor Bridget is to get many of these beautiful prints and give them to our writers. They will in turn contribute to the Friends of CCBC. My heart goes out to you and all her family that were her strength for so long….love cj

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