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The First Annual Newcomers and Neighbors Fundraiser for The Town That Cares

We hope you were able to be a part of the magical evening at the Pond House. It was a huge success and we are thrilled to announce that we raised over $6,300 for our charity due to your generosity and the generosity of our wonderful donors.

The Town That Cares is a town charity that serves in many different capacities. They run the food pantry, backpacks with school supplies, meals for the elderly, heating assistance and many other types of emergency assistance. The Town That Cares is solely funded through donations, serving residents of West Hartford. The people they are supporting are truly our neighbors, and we couldn’t be more honored to partner with such a great organization, giving back to our community.

The evening’s festivities began with a wonderful wine tasting by Wine Cellars 4 featuring 33 wines from vineyards located in Connecticut to Italy. 10% of purchases were donated to the Noah Webster House, and they are still honoring purchases made after the event (see order form at end of newsletter). The main event, our silent auction, featured wonderful baskets and goodies which went to some very lucky auction winners.

Special guests for the evening included Mayor Scott Slifka speaking for the town; Miss Connecticut 2012, Emily Audibert speaking about fundraising; and the night’s Emcee, Jill Pollack of HGTV Canada’s Consumed. Dancing was highlighted by DJ Joan Dylan of 100.5 FM. Be sure to join the fun next year as we dance into the wee hours of the night.

We would like to thank many local businesses that made this night happen. Please consider supporting these stores and individuals the next time you are needing their services.

Platinum Sponsor Level
Aiello Home Services
Akua Ba Fitness
College Planning Consulting
Eddie Borgo
Rag & Bone

Gold Sponsor Level
Bardaglio, Hart & Shuman
Blue Back Dental
Cynthia Lang Photography
Iris Photography
Langan Painting & Decorating
Marketing Solutions Unlimited
SuperKids Karate
Wampanoag Country Club
Work In Progress Group Fitness

Silver Sponsor Level
Dressed to The Nine’s Custom Clothing
Excel Fitness
Hager Computers
The Hair Loft
Jill Pollack Organizing
Joyce Quiros
Lane and Lenge
The Mill at 2T
Per Se Aveda Lifestyle Salon
Robin Rice Gallery
You Enhanced

Silent Auction Sponsor
A Little Something Bakery
AAA West Hartford
Abigail’s Grille and Wine Bar
AC Petersen Farms
ARC Document Solutions
Avon Valley Show Stables
Back 9 Golf
Bow’s and Bandana’s Grooming Salon
Bridgewater Chocolate
Candid Pet Photo
The Claypen
Cuts for Peanuts
Denise Berard Hall
Dr. Cosgrove
Edible Arrangements
Essex Steam Train & Riverboat
Fleet Feet Sports
Frame Dimensions
Green Dog Market
Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club
Kevin MacDermott
Lafalce, Campbell, Robbin, Inc.
Lee Newtown Zumba
Lux Bond & Green
Mamoga Yoga
The Mark Twain House & Museum
Max Restaurant Group
Messy Smocks
Music Together
My Gym
Mystic Aquarium
New York Sports Clubs
Ori Clare Consulting Hypnotist
Parenting through Swimming
Pfau’s Hardware Center
Play It Again Sports
Playhouse on Park
Roaring Brook Kennels
Russell Speeders Car Wash
Shop Rite of West Hartford
Silk Nails
Simoniz Car Wash
Starbucks Corbins Corner
Starbucks LaSalle Road
Sugar Hair Salon
Susan Brereton
The Children’s Museum
Top It Cakes & Cupcakes
Travelers Championship
Treva Restaurant Bar
Veterans Skate
West Hartford Firefighters
Wine Cellars 4