Politicians will gather again this year for the 130th meeting of the Crocodile Club. Last year was the first year the club met after an eight year hiatus.

The club formed in 1875 when Gad Norton, who was a former legislator and who also started the amusement park in 1846, decided to thank his colleagues in the state Legislature for their help in passing a statute that changed the town line between Bristol and Southington so as to put his farmhouse in Bristol.

The event will kick off this afternoon at Lake Compounce in Bristol. Tickets are $50 per person and contributions help support the Carousel Museum.