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Real Art Party
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Charity Sock Auction
Habitat For Humanity Of Northwest Connecticut Turns 25
Jamie Larson reports from Sharon. Atop the rolling hills of Sharon, Conn. on Saturday, July 23, LionRock Farm played host to a party for a great cause: Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Connecticut turned 25 years old. For a quarter century, the affiliate has been supporting the community by building 12 homes for families in need. The event was an elegant way to honor the organization’s history of good work and some special members who have gone above and beyond, and to raise more money for their ongoing $100,000 capital campaign. We know what a wonderful place to live our area is, and Habitat makes it possible for families to live here, in the homes they deserve. And, it must be said, this group throws a heck of a party. Above, the evening’s honorees. Affiliate founding member John Pogue received the Founder Recognition, Judi Moore received the Volunteer Recognition for 25 years of hard work (back to the very first tag sale), and Chris Hewat accepted the Donor Recognition on behalf of Don and Diane Hewat, who have been exceedingly generous.
Lucinda Ross, ABC News Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross, who provided the evening’s opening remarks, and Maureen Tesoro; Habitat of NW Connecticut President Tracy Atwood, board member Wilhelmina Eaken, Webb Eaken and Lincoln Center producer Kristy Geslain.
Heather Kahler and board member Michael Kahler welcomed party-goers at the door with infectious smiles; Joanne and Kenny Dahill, Shelley and John Fecteau.
Scott Whalen, Habitat Executive Director Dawn Whalen, Megan and Jeremy Sokolnicki, and Seth Mittag and India Mittag, the last four representing the Kent School. Ms. Mittag was the founding member of the Kent School’s Habitat chapter.
Volunteer Ceely Ackerman, Bert Schmitz, and Mary and Alex Taylor; Bill Fordyce, Terry Holm of Geer Senior Living and Chris Holm.
The host’s beautiful habitat; board member Michael Halloran, Mark Burke and Liane Burke, and Susan MacEachron.
Steve Graziano, board member Mike Shopp, Heather Shopp and Ben Shopp, Julia Graziano, Mike Shopp, Jr., Madeline Tomich and Colleen O’Reilly and Liam O’Reilly.
Board member Bill Conclan with board secretary Judy Becker; longtime volunteers Peggy Magyar, Sara Becker and Jane Pinckney.
Always supporters and often volunteers, Nancy Moskowitz and Lary Moskowitz, and True Anderson and Bob Anderson.