The Rotary Club of Farmington’s Wine Tasting Committee wore their new event "uniforms" at a recent meeting as they continued to plan for the March Madness fundraising evening. Committee Chair Irene Engel is displaying a basketball, which now has Kevin Ollie's signature. At the event, fans will have an opportunity to shoot baskets to win this and other Husky treasures. They can also bid in our “bucket” raffles featuring special baskets and other prizes.
On Thursday evening, March 20th, the Rotary Club of Farmington will hold Rotary Madness in the Gardens at Farmington Gardens on Route 4 in Farmington from 6 to 9 p.m. For all basketball fans, March Madness games will be on-screen throughout the evening. A tasting of wines, beer, and spirits will be donated by the Bottle Shop of Unionville, and a “skybox menu” of hors d’oeuvres will be provided by local restaurants. Tickets are $50 each and are available at the Bottle Shop of Unionville and online at www.WineInTheGardens.org.
Proceeds raised will benefit Hartford’s Camp Courant, the UCHC Auxiliary, the Town of Farmington Fire Department’s fund to build a Live Fire Training Facility, the Farmington Rotary Scholarship Fund and other local and international charitable projects of the Rotary Club of Farmington.
Event sponsors to date include: Platinum Sponsors–Farmington Bank and Farmington Gardens; Bronze Sponsors – Ballard Associates, East Farmington Fire Department, May, Bonee & Walsh, Quinoco Cadwell, and Tunxis Wealth Management LLC; and Professional Sponsors – Bette Case Graphic Design, Data Management, Inc., Irene Engel, Infinity Music Hall & Bistro, and Mary Lou Wadsworth. Farmington Rotary thanks all of these sponsors for their support.
The Rotary Club of Farmington is a non-profit service organization. Involved in a variety of projects in the local area, the organization provides support through service and giving to Farmington students and other charitable, humanitarian and community organizations. Through its membership in Rotary International, the Farmington club’s support also extends throughout the world. For more information, visit www.farmingtonrotary.org.