Last Thursday’s Harvest Supper was a resounding success and lots of fun! Please visit our Facebook page for lots of photos of the event, thanks to our photographer (and Backpack Nutrition Program coordinator) Tabatha Cosme. For those who weren’t able to attend, guests partook of beer tastings from Hog River Brewery, delicious soup, salad and bread provided by Chefs Mark Georger and Jason Collin, Jen Acuna of Loafing Around LLC, Chef Jay Lewis, and our own Chefs Kim Bunton and Helen Colon. In addition, a special treat of port and dark chocolate donated by Craig and Anne Diamond rounded out the evening as we enjoyed live jazz courtesy of the Straight from the Hart band.
We owe a heartfelt thanks to all of the guests who bought tickets and who donated and participated in our silent and live auctions. Special thanks are due to John Merz of AIDS Connecticut who served as our auctioneer, and to guest speaker Ralph Gagliardo of Faces of Homelessness. And last but by no means least, we are truly grateful for the support of Sustaining Sponsor PNT Data Corp.; Signature Sponsors Aetna, Crosskey Architects, Housing Enterprises, Naek Construction Company, and The Hartford; and Contributing Sponsors Acorn Consulting Engineers, BlumShapiro, Fiduciary Investment Advisors, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care; Hoopes Morganthaler Rausch & Scaramozza, Imagineers, Montagno Construction and Phoenix.