A recent Splash of Spring fundraiser for the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center netted $20,000.
The event, held at Aspen Restaurant in Old Saybrook, included a wine dinner, fashion show and successful live auction, with the highest bid being $2,750 for great tickets to a Yankees-Red Sox game.
Jane and Kevin Bolles, owners of the Saybrook Country Barn, along with Donna Urso of the Apparel Shop and David Griswold of Aspen acted as hosts for the evening. Kathy Berluti, Cathy Dangona, Lynn Efinger, Fran Freedman, and Pauline Kezer also served the committee for the fundraiser. Six local stores participated in the fashion show: The Apparel Shop at Saybrook Country Barn Shoppes, North Cove Outfitters, Essex Golf and Sportswear, Tamar, K C’s Contemporary Fashions, and Equator.
The event and others are warm-ups for the gala to be held Oct. 17 to mark the official opening of the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center.
For more information on the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center or how to donate, visit http://www.katharinehepburntheater.org/.
Show in photo, l to r, event chairmen Keith Bolles, Pauline Kezer and Jane Bolles; KHCAC Executive Director Chuck Still and volunteer Cathy Dangona.