To The Editor:
The Southington Education Foundation would like to thank Southington residents for their support of the Spring for Education Gala.
The well-attended event was held on March 30 at Mt. Southington’s Mountain Room. Carmela Marie Caterers and Aqua Turf together catered the event. The Damn Hippies Band provided the evening’s music.
The Southington community once again has shown its generosity.
Businesses, educators, and parent teacher organizations gave generously through sponsorships and donations. Attendees opened their wallets to bid on silent and live auction items, raffles, and ‘fund-a-grants’. Sponsorships were provided by the following businesses: Hartford HealthCare, Caplow Mechanical, ACME Monaco, Webster Bank, Ductworks, the DePaolo Family Foundation, Beacon Prescriptions, Town and Country Learning Center, and CT Appliance and Fireplace Distribution Center. Mt. Southington, the Damn Hippies Band, SignPro, and World Wide Spirits gave in-kind donations.
In addition to business sponsorships and in-kind donations, the SEF received a $500 grant from the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain.
The CFGNB is a public charity that has been a signature resource for those who aspire to make a community a better place. The towns of Berlin, New Britain, Plainville, and Southington are fortunate to have been impacted by this nonprofit.
The funds raised that evening will allow the SEF to continue its support of programs such as the CCSU Technology & Engineering Partnership with Southington Public Schools, the Fourth Graders Science at Sloper program, and future educator grants promoting innovation and creativity.