Annual Banquet April 7, 2016
Thursday evening at 5:30pm
The Grand Oak Villa
Please join your friends and neighbors on the evening of April 7th as we recall and renew once again our partnership in service to the poor of our region. We will gather at the Grand Oak Villa for an evening of fine dining and friendship. The evening program will feature the presentation of the Father Cascia Service Award. The individual donation is $50 per person or $450 for your table of ten.
Sponsorships are available ranging from $150 to $2,500.
Click here to download and print our Sponsorship Selection Form.
For information and reservations…
Please call Lorein Cipriano (203-754-0000) or
Emma Barone (203-758-5911) or George Pettinico (860-274-9310).
Click here for directions to Grand Oak Villa
550 Sylvan Lake Road, Oakville, Connecticut
Father Cascia Service Award
The banquet program will feature the presentation of the Father Cascia Service Award to Emma Barone, Bob & Diane Doyon, Peter & Annette Murphy, Thomas (Tommy) Rabatin, and St. Bridget Church, Cheshire. The 2016 honorees have, in their own way, exemplified the spirit of service and the dedication of Father Philip Cascia who founded the Mission in 1978 and served as its chief officer, counselor, and guide throughout the early years of operation.
Emma is a former member of the board of directors having served for seven years. Her ongoing work in arranging and managing our awareness/fundraising events is a key factor in the popularity and success of our Annual Banquet and Walk/Race event. Thanks to her efforts, many of our sponsors and guests have become steady supporters of our events and the Mission in general. She has been very active in other community service work including Relay for Life and Palace Theater.
Bob & Diane Doyon
Peter & Annette Murphy
This award is shared by two couples who very often do volunteer work for the Mission together. Bob is a former seven-year member of the board. Together, the Doyons and the Murphys have served meals at the Shelter on Monday evenings for many years. They organized and held a wine tasting social in 2012, the first in the recent series of such events. They consistently volunteer to help at our Walk in their footsteps -- Race for awareness event and support our annual dinner.
Thomas (Tommy) Rabatin
Tommy is a volunteer in our Thrift Store assisting consumers, donors and the staff. For the past 20 years, Tommy could be found on the job, six days per week, always ready to offer his help and a kind word. He also assists with the set-up and take-down chores of our annual Walk/Race event.
St. Bridget Church, Cheshire
St. Bridget Church has supported our annual banquets with generous sponsorships and parishioner participation. The parish serves meals to Shelter residents on the first Sunday of the month, makes food donations regularly, and collects items of critical need as requested by the Mission.
Walk in their footsteps – Race for awareness
Library Park, Waterbury
Sunday afternoon, October 16, 2016