Posts tagged ‘fundraiser’

June 9th, 2016

Ambulance Fundraiser at 5 Guys

by Christopher O'Brien

Customers at Five Guys Flipping Pies will be doing more than eating a delicious meal Friday night. Owner Bill Acousti says he will donate 10% of all take-out or eat-in orders to Wolcott Volunteer Ambulance Association’s efforts to train townspeople in CPR.

Wolcott was designated as a “Heart Safe” community several years ago. The title requires a certain number of townspeople to be trained in CPR and also make life-saving Defibrilators (known as AED’s) at public places in town.

Currently all public buildings, including the five elementary schools, the library and golf course have AED’s available should a patron collapse. They can be used by any trained user and have instructions on the unit.

November 22nd, 2013

Boutot Fundraiser Planned Sunday

by Christopher O'Brien

A fundraiser will be held on Sunday, November 24th from 1-5 pm at The River Restaurant and Pub for Kyle Boutot who suffered a debilitating spinal injury over a year ago. Proceeds will assist his family with medical expenses and to install a ramp so he can return home.  A $20 donation ($15 for children under 10) is requested.

Tickets are available at The River, and Snips & Tips on Wolcott Rd. You may also contact Pat Towle (203-879-4580) or Kathy Sullivan (203-910-2394).

November 12th, 2013

36 Hour Fund Drive Begins Today

by Christopher O'Brien

GiveLocalTwo Wolcott based organizations and dozens throughout the Greater Waterbury area will benefit from a 36 hour fund raising drive beginning today and ending Wednesday at 7 pm with your support.

The initiative called “Give Local” can be accessed throguh the GiveLocal CCF website. Thy Eagle’s Nest – a group that provides clothing and furniture for over 600 families in the Wolcott area, as well as LISA Inc. – which assists young women to develop better academic and social skills

Those organizations range

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August 28th, 2013

Republican Candidates Host Picnic

by Christopher O'Brien

Wolcott Republicans will be hosting a picnic at the lower pavilion at Woodtick Recreation Area on Nichols Rd. Friday evening. Anyone is welcome to attend. Proceeds will benefit the party’s campaign effort.

Republicans currently have control over both the Town Council and Boards of Education in town. The picnic will feature grilled items, soda, beer and wine. There will also be raffle prizes.

Tickets are available from any town committee member. They are $12 per person and any child under 12 is free.

August 21st, 2013

BBQ Teams Sought

by Christopher O'Brien

Whether you use traditional smoking or Carolina flavors, cooking teams are being sought for the 8th annual Rib-off at Peterson Park next month.

The Russell and Rainone families are organizing event where teams will compete in meat, chicken and dessert categories.

The competition started between two neighboring families in Wolcott, and when their friends learned of it, gradually grew. This year is expected to be the largest event so far. Cash prizes will be awarded, and other monies donated to the Wolcott Food Bank.

Any team interested in competing should contact Ben, Leigh or Keli Russell at 879-5092.

August 21st, 2013

Holyland Restoration and Fundraisers Planned

by Christopher O'Brien

HolylandCrossWaterbury Mayor Neil O’Leary and businessman Fritz Blasius are spearheading efforts to purchase Holyland on top of Pine Hill in Waterbury. The once thriving tourist attraction with the landmark lit cross seen for miles along I-84 has deteriorated into shambles by vandals over the past 30 years.

The new owners intend to purchase the property through donations and restore the old and brighter lit cross. The property will be for the community’s use. Volunteers and donations are being solicited for the effort.

A community picnic fundraiser at the Ponte Club will be held this Sunday, August 2tth from 12- 5 pm.

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December 25th, 2012

A Sailor in Newtown

by Christopher O'Brien

On Saturday, eight Wolcott’s police officers supported Newtown police through patrol, funeral, and memorial post assignments. The town has been inundated by visitors from all over Connecticut and the nation after the tragic deaths of 26 schoolchildren and teachers as well as two other residents. Police, firemen and charities throughout the state have descended upon the town to assist during a tumultuous week of sorroe. Officer Bryan Spiotti wrote about his experience.

By Bryan Spiotti

     Today I worked in Newtown, stationed near the Sandy Hook Elementary School and also at the Town Hall. I met many wonderful people who all shared in the mourning and grief. I met firefighters who volunteer their time and police officers who are all at a loss for words. Everyone agreed that it is a senseless tragedy. Many people walking by the droves of letters, posters, stuffed animals and other memorials with teared eyes and heavy hearts. I met a Marine / Police Chaplain who prayed

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November 19th, 2011

Basketball Game Benefits Fire Co. #2

by Christopher O'Brien

By Chris O’Brien

The Harlem Superstars will play the Wolcott Vol. Fire Co. #2’s “Dream Team” in a comedic basketball game Saturday night at Wolcott High School. Tickets are still available. The game will be at 7 pm.