To the Editor:

On Thursday, Sept. 29, Teen PeaceWorks had the wonderful opportunity to bring The Yellow Dress to the Wilton Library and we were met with an incredible response.  Roughly one hundred were in attendance. It was amazing to see such enthusiastic community support for the cause and a desire for education on such an important topic. Through our Village Market bake sale and event raffle drawing we raised $415 to donate to the Domestic Violence Crisis Center.

We would also like to thank everyone that helped. Local business donated items for our raffle including:  Signature Style, Tusk & Cup, Sweet Pierre’s, Coffee Barn, Wire Mill BBQ, and Calico Corners; Anna MacDonald, Savet Muraskin and Lisa Zappaterrini for their help; Susan Lauricella and Janet Crystal for being our Wilton Library liaisons; Kim Zemo our club advisor for helping us advertise; Jennifer McNamara, the chair of the Wilton Domestic Violence Task Force for helping us plan, book the performance, and advertise; Paul Hafter at Prosperous Printing who so generously donated the posters that we placed around the school. This wouldn’t have happened without their support.

A very special thanks to our school principal, Dr. Robert O’Donnell, and members of the Wilton High School staff who not only assisted in the promotion of the event within the school but were in attendance themselves. We are now working to bring the Yellow Dress and similar programs to the school in the future.

Kaitlin McNamara
Teen PeaceWorks co-president