Upcoming events in Wilton–whether charity, service or school related–mean lots of volunteers pitching in to make it happen. For some of the events in the next month or so, we celebrate the organizing committees hard at work to make the programs as successful as possible.
Wilton Library “Beyond Words” May 1 Fundraiser Races to the Finish with Kentucky Derby Theme
Organizers model hats for Wilton Library’s Beyond Words – Derby Style benefit taking place Friday, May 1, from 7 to 11 p.m. on the eve of the Kentucky Derby. The fundraiser features southern flair cuisine by AMG Catering, and live and silent auctions all to support the library’s programs, services and materials. Tickets may be purchased online, by calling 203.762.3950, ext. 239 or by visiting the library. Wilton Library is located at 137 Old Ridgefield Rd.. Pictured left-right: Gary Battaglia, Jen Allbee, Robin Roscillo, Callie Mellana, event co-chair, Kathryn Groves, Michele Klink. Not pictured: Michele Ferguson Nichols, event co-chair.
Hands for Life
Save a Life when you Attend ‘Hands For Life Westport-Weston-Wilton’ on May 3
Hands for Life is a community event on May 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Westport YMCA. It is free, open to everybody, and attendees can be trained in CPR in 15 minutes from start to finish. Participants will be trained in hands-only CPR and how to use an AED (automatic external defibrillator).
The event is sponsored by Norwalk Hospital, and several groups are collaborating on the event: Westport/Weston/Wilton Medical Reserve Corps, Westport EMS, Wilton EMS, Westport CERT, Wilton CERT, the American College of Cardiology as well as the American Heart Association.
The organizing committee (left to right): Zach Galasinski (Weston EMS), Monica Wheeler (Westport/Weston Health District, MRC), Nisan Eventoff (Weston EMS), Jay Paretsky (Westport Volunteer EMS), Brie Garrison (Westport/Weston Health District, MRC), Lisa Binsley (American Heart Association), Nancy Capelle (Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps), Gloria Bindelglass (Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Cardiology), Silvi George (Norwalk Hospital), Jay Jaronko (Westport Weston YMCA), Ernie Heidelberg (Westport CERT). Not pictured: Anne Bartalone (Norwalk Hospital), Yashasvi Jhangiani (Westport Volunteer EMS), Thomas Nero, MD (Founder, Hands for Life & Cardiologist), Mike Vincelli (Westport/Weston Health District/Wilton Health Dept), Barry Bogle (Wilton Health Dept).
Post Graduation Party 2015
The 2015 PGP committee is hard at work planning a graduation night that Wilton High School seniors will never forget. Pictured above are 20 dedicated committee members at work on the Memorabilia portion of the evening. Always a class favorite, the seniors will reminisce over photos and other reminders of the last 13-plus years of their lives. In May, hints to the secret theme of the evening will be released. To stay up-to-date on the latest information by following WILTONPGP2015 on Facebook and Twitter.
ABC “Open Hearts and Homes” House Tour on May 29
On Friday, May 29, A Better Chance of Wilton hosts its second “Opening Our Hearts and Homes House Tour” to benefit the Wilton ABC program.
GOOD Morning Wilton is pleased to be one of the event’s sponsors.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at Open House, Signature Style, and Wilton Hardware and on the ABC of Wilton website. Tickets for the main house tour are $50 in advance and $60 the day of the tour. Tickets for the tour plus one additional home and garden luncheon are $80 and must be purchased by May 26.
Since 1996, ABC of Wilton has provided housing and education for up to fourteen minority scholars with financial need, to give them “a better chance” in life. In turn, the scholars enrich Wilton’s schools and community by sharing their life experiences and talents. The Wilton ABC program is one of only four programs nationwide that has both a girls’ and boys’ house.
ABC of Wilton is supported almost entirely by fundraising events and donations from the community, and with no administrative costs, 100 percent of all contributions are used to support the scholars.
House tour committee members: Front row (left to right) Sarah O’Malley, Elizabeth Walsh, Carrie Preisano, and Alicia Breen. Back Row (left to right) – Lynne Murphy, Robin Fields, Shelley Dempsey, Julie Stevenson, Julie Stein, Susan Rance, Eliot Patty, Kim Dexter, and Laraine McCormack.