Fundraising Banquet! WOW! What an outstanding event!! An enormous thank you to all who donated to and/or attended the event. It was a resounding success, and adds even more momentum and public awareness to our efforts. It was truly awesome to have a sold-out event where so many people from the community and beyond came together to share their energy, ideas, and enthusiasm toward the preservation of this important piece of land. THANK YOU!!!!

Banquet Pictures!

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LOCAL BUSINESSES We would like to thank all the local businesses that donated auction items for our fundraiser.  Without them this success would not have been possible.

A Cut Above, West Hartford
Andy’s Market, Simsbury
Artistic Impressions, Canton
Attilio’s At Simsbury Farms, Simsbury
Avon Old Farms Inn, Avon
Baja Café, Canton
Big Sky, Simsbury & Newington
Bill Ennis/Stump Recycling, West Simsbury
Bill Selig Jewelers, Simsbury & Windsor
Blue Fox Enterprises, Avon, Granby and Simsbury
BodyTalk, Avon
Bosc Kitchen & Wine Bar, Riverdale Farms, Avon
Contemporary Jewelry Designs by Karen Untermyer
Creative Memories, Avon
Design Forum
Dynamic Auto Works, LLC, Canton
EMS, Avon
Farmington Valley Trout Unlimited (FVTU)
Fitzgerald’s Market, Simsbury
Flamig Farm, Simsbury
Folly Farms, Simsbury
Frank Jackson III, Potter
George Hall Farm, Simsbury
Harvey & Lewis, 8 Locations in Hartford County
Jazzercise, Canton
Kathleen Morency Massage Therapy
Lobster Barn, Simsbury
M&R Liquors of Avon
Mandy’s Purses And Other Great Things, Simsbury
Mario’s Ristorante, West Simsbury
Massage 4 You, Collinsville
Menon Photographic Arts, Simsbury
Metro Bis, Simsbury
Munson’s Chocolates
New England Scrapbook Company, Canton
One Way Fare, Simsbury
Pampered Paws, Granby
Patricia Hermes, Noted Author, Fairfield
Paws and Claws, Canton
Pettibone’s Tavern, Simsbury
Precision Camera, Enfield
Ribbons & Roses, Riverdale Farms, Avon
Rosedale Farms, Simsbury & West Hartford
Royal Ragtime Ramblers, West Simsbury
Shear Artistry Day Spa & Salon, Avon
Simsbury Farms Golf Course, Simsbury
Simsbury Tire & Auto Center, Simsbury
Simsbury Tire & Auto, Simsbury
Ski Market
Studio Garcia, Simsbury
Tangles, Avon
Terpsichore Dance & Theatre, Simsbury
The Legacy Management Group, Middletown
The Perfect Toy
The Pet Route, Canton
The Spirited Hand, Riverdale Farms, Avon
Tim’s Automotive, Simsbury
Tower Ridge Country Club
Valley Auto Body King, Simsbury
Valley Fine Wines & Spirits,  Simsbury
Vincent Sports Shop, Simsbury
War & Pieces, West Hartford
Warner Nursery & Garden Center, Simsbury
Weatogue Mobil Gas Station
West Street Wines, Simsbury

Barbara Chase
Diane Nash
Dixon Clark
Franca Gabrielle
Frank Plona
Helen Peterson
Nancy Bugbee, West Simsbury
Sharon Spector
Deb Barberi & Jay Barrett
Jan Colturi
Marilyn Davis & Gerald Hardy
Jay Greene
Rosa Haydee Erwin
The Cox Family
Harmon & Nancy Poole
Ken Jacobson
The Gabrielle Family
Gail Bannack
Joyce Howard
Deb Kane
Mitchell & Ronnie Weiss
Barbara & Allan Zinberg
Phyllis Grinspan
Albert & Sarah Alissi
Katherine & David Butler
Marcia Calvin
Karen & Russell Regenauer
Cheryl Vincent
Sherry Simon
Roger Coombes
David Galt
Susan Masino
Ann St. Amand
Michael Polo
Austin Barney
The Nash Family
Sarah Alissi
Julie Fosson
Pam Cobblestone
Lynn and Hal Schoen

“Preserve Stratton Brook Watershed” – download this flyer (PDF).

When: Friday, September 23, 2005, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Avon Old Farms Inn.
Tickets: $35 per person (this just pays for the buffet dinner).

We’ll have a live and silent auction, door prize raffle and bucket raffles (cash or check only, and this is how we’ll raise money).  This will be a great opportunity to shop for holiday gifts or gifts for yourself, or plan your 2006 vacation, while providing Keep the Woods with much needed support, and having a lot of fun.  Please come join your friends, neighbors and fellow community members while we all support our cause and have a great time.  (No heavy speeches, we promise!)

Please call Carol Miller @ 651-1134 for tickets, or come to the next community meeting at Flamig Farm, or connect with Susan (651-6790), Karen (658-6530), or any other friend in the loop.  Can you donate a prize (restaurant or retail gift certificates, gift baskets, sporting goods, framed pictures, pottery, jewelry, time in vacation homes, and on and on) for the auctions and raffles? Please let us know. If you are busy that night, but would like to make a cash donation, please let us know that, too.

Our Banquet is being co-sponsored by Farmington Valley Trout Unlimited, a local branch of a nationwide organization that works to preserve cold water trout habitat.  The Ethel Walker woods are part of the Stratton Brook Watershed, a critical habitat.

Download the KTW-FAQ sheet (PDF).
Download a donation form (PDF).
Download the flyer (PDF).
Download the color poster (PDF).