Library’s Beyond Words Event Raises $80,000 [PHOTOS]

Wilton Library’s Beyond Words benefit event, held last Friday, May 1, raised $80,000 for Wilton Library’s programs, technology and services.

The benefit was catered by AMG Catering with a decidedly southern-influenced cuisine as a nod to the Kentucky Derby theme. The celebrity auctioneer was Ira Joe Fisher who got the crowd stirred up in a friendly bidding war over the live auction items. Tish and Chris Brubeck were honorary chairs and the Beyond Words committee was led by co-chairs Michele Ferguson-Nichols and Callie Mellana.

Sponsors for the event were the Amadeo Family, Fairfield County Bank, Michael P. Kaelin/Cummings & Lockwood, LLC, Gregory and Adams, PC, and Moet Hennessey. The media sponsor was Wilton Magazine.

(l-r) Phil Lauria, Elaine Tai-Lauria, executive director of Wilton Library, Wilton’s first selectman Bill Brennan and Kathleen Brennan, Carol Johnson, VP Fairfield County Bank, and Peter Johnson, enjoy the festivities Wilton Library’s Beyond Words annual spring benefit. (Photo credit: Robin Axness)


Wilton Library’s Beyond Words Honorary Co-chairs Tish and Chris Brubeck visit with Ira Joe Fisher, who was the auctioneer for the event, and his wife Shelly. (Photo credit: Robin Axness)



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(l-r) Co-chairs Michele Ferguson-Nichols and Callie Mellana enjoy the fruits of their labor at Wilton Library’s Beyond Words—Derby Style benefit last weekend. (Photo Credit: Peggy Garbus)



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Wilton Library trustee Patty Connor enjoys the Beyond Words benefit with her husband Stephen. (Photo Credit: Peggy Garbus)