Since my last post about the inaugural The Town That Cares Charity Event, there have been a lot of positive developments. Preparations are under way for this fundraising night that will take place at The Pond House on Friday, March 15th. It is being presented by the West Hartford Newcomers & Neighbors.
I am pleased to announce that Mayor Scott Slifka will be in attendance and will be speaking about the importance of The Town That Cares Fund, a West Hartford initiative that provides support for residents in need. You can read more about all the wonderful activities this valuable service provides HERE.
Given that this is the first time this event has been put on, there is a great deal of questions that come up. I thought it would be helpful to provide a list of frequently asked questions to clear up any issues.
What do I get when I buy a ticket to The Town That Cares Charity Event?
Besides helping out a valuable town initiative, you are also in store for an action-packed night of fun. There will be mingling and dancing as DJ Joan Dylan will be spinning tunes. The Pond House is catering the event, and they will be providing hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and a pasta station. There will be a cash bar, a silent auction, and a complimentary wine tasting provided by Steve Leon of Wine Cellars 4. The Mayor will be there and the entire night will be hosted by TV personality Jill Pollack, host of HGTV Canada’s Consumed, who grew up in West Hartford!
How much do tickets cost?
Only $50 if you purchase by March 8th. Advance ticket sales are preferred because they give the organizers a head count which is then used to provide greater detail to The Pond House in terms of catering.
Will the event sell out?
Please seek your magic eight ball for all predictions. The Pond House can fit a maximum of 200 people. It is always recommended to buy an advance ticket to ensure your spot (and, as a bonus, it’s cheaper).
Do I have to be associated with West Hartford Newcomers & Neighbors to attend?
No. The West Hartford Newcomers & Neighbors is an organization that combines social and philanthropic elements, welcoming new people into the community. They are presenting the event in a similar fashion to how the Rotary is putting on Vines of March.
Can a business still give a donation for the silent auction?
Yes, but the time is running out (March 1st deadline). The amount of support that The Town That Cares Charity Event has received has been amazing so far. To better connect the person behind the business to residents, many silent auction contributors will be given a brief amount of time to mention their donation at the event.
Looking to contribute? Call Amy Messinger at 860-841-2359 or email ajmick [at] gmail [dot] com.
How should I dress?
The dress is cocktail attire. If you get stumped by those terms, as I do, ask your nearest fashion-knowledgeable friend (I’ll ask my wife).
This event is less gown, more town! It was set up to be fun, spontaneous, comfortable, town-centric, and for a great cause.
Is it true that the planning committee members of The Town That Cares Charity Event were smuggled out of Tehran, where they had been hiding with the Canadian ambassador, by posing as a film crew for a cheesy sci-fi movie?
No. You are confusing The Town That Cares Charity Event with the movie Argo. I am not a doctor, but I suggest you Google dissociative disorders. And since you’re online, you can also buy a ticket for the event.
Tickets for The Town That Cares Charity Event
I’ll see you there!