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La Grua Center's Summer Soiree

  • La Grua Center 32 Water Street Stonington, CT, 06378 United States (map)

It’s our first Summer Soiree, taking place on Friday, June 22, from 6-9 p.m. We’re doing our best to put the FUN in FUNdraising for the people who support us, and this time we’ve designed some additional ways to take your money for you to enjoy your evening with the hope that you’ll be having such a good time you’ll hardly notice that your wallet has been lifted you’ll leave feeling great about our little cultural center! Buy your tickets online here. We’re trying something different this year with an inside/outside event—inside La Grua Center with a tent leading out the side door so we’re well equipped for rain should it dare to fall.
 
We’ve conned convinced some lovely people to donate auction items that we hope will—like La Grua—provide some sort of satisfying arts or cultural experience. From fine food and wine to art, music, baseball, and sailing, as well as stays at Ocean House or in Portugal, you might be taking something home with you that will really make you smile. We have some of the auction items viewable online via our Facebook Summer Soiree photo album, so please take a look here to whet your appetite. We will also have a wine pull, where for a mere $15 you might walk away with a bottle worth a good deal more (all bottles will be wrapped with their labels hidden). Again, some kind friends of La Grua have donated wine that they personally enjoy and think you will too. In fact, the bottles I am contributing come from my little hometown corner of Northeast Ohio that is the country’s next up-and-coming wine region, so the wine snobs aficionados among you might pick up something surprisingly excellent!
 
So there’s my pitch. We have a wonderful committee who has helped plan a nice evening with yummy food catered by Dog WatchCove Ledge Beer, Wine & Spiritsdonated the wine and beer, and The Real McCoy Rum contributed the spirit of choice in our signature mojito. Stonington High School's terrific theatre director Erin Sousa-Stanley will sing some show tunes to liven up the evening. We especially want to thank our Gold Sponsor, UBS and its New London office, for its support of the event and the next day’s free summer festival, as well as our Silver Sponsors, our neighborhood Dime Bank in Cannon Square; Heritage Fisheries/The Williams family; the marketing communications agency Pappas MacDonnell; the New London law firm Waller, Smith & Palmer; and Yale-New Haven Health Lawrence+Memorial Hospital. At the Bronze level, we thank Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties – Borough Office and the Water Street Cafe, both just down the block from us. Please consider giving them your business and letting them know you appreciate their sponsorship of our events.

In case you've managed to read this far and haven't yet clicked on the link to buy tickets, here it is again!  The date to RSVP by is June 15. Please know that your support of this event benefits our year-round programming at La Grua Center, as well as the next day's free Stonington Sounds Summer Music Festival.