Frock & Frill — Wilton Youth Football & Cheerleading
Frock & Frill might have opened their doors for business three weeks ago, but they didn’t really have an “official opening” with a bang—until now. Owners Lauren Robak and Melissa Thompson are officially commemorating their new fashion-forward clothing store for women and kids by being generous to Wilton, right from the start.
“We want to make sure we’re giving back to the community as much as we can. It makes sense. We’re a part of Wilton so we want to help the town as much as we can,” Robak said.
For their first benefit effort, they’re hosting a shopping event, both to mark their official opening and to support Wilton Youth Football and Cheerleading. For two days, Thursday, Oct. 10 and Friday, Oct. 11, all items in the store will be 10 percent off, and 10 percent will be donated toward the fall sports program. Shoppers will also get custom Frock & Frill cookies from the Painted Cookie with every purchase.
Renee Morris, who is on the WYF board, and whose children play football and cheer, was thrilled that Frock & Frill would create this opportunity to fundraise. “We were the first group that she thought of to do the grand opening and have us be a part of it, so we’re very excited by that . When we do fundraisers, it can cover all of our costs—uniforms. Every year our program has grown and we get more and more kids registering. This helps with equipment—helmets, some of the field practice equipment, etc. We have 153 girls in the cheer program and over 300 boys in football, so it helps a lot of people.”
Frock & Frill is located at 237 Danbury Rd., in Wilton, next to Naked Greens.
Open House — Domestic Violence Crisis Center
This is the seventh year that Open House is hosting a fundraiser for the Domestic Violence Crisis Center. It runs all day Thursday (9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.) and a percentage of the day’s proceeds will be donated to the DVCC. The Center, located in Norwalk, provides free services to families in Wilton as well as six other towns. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
A representative from The Wilton Domestic Violence Task Force will be at Open House in the morning during the benefit to share information about the center.
Open House manager Leslie Hueglin said, “The DVCC offers counseling, court and legal services, medical advocacy, housing and economic educational advocacy, prevention programs and a 24 hour hotline. Educate yourself, and share with a friend in need, information about the critical services provided in Wilton and surrounding towns by the crisis center.”
The Open House Gift Shop is located at 9 Center St. in Wilton Town Center.