Wednesday, September 5, 2012

“Made in Connecticut” Focus of Donations to MxCC Foundation’s Red Moon Fest Sept. 8 Celebration

Wiffle balls and bats, a seaside brunch, apple pear wine, skating lessons and original art are among the dozens of “made in Connecticut” gift baskets being auctioned during the Middlesex Community College Foundation, Inc.’s first annual Red Moon Fest.  This unique evening, which celebrates all things “grown, made, or created in Connecticut,” was created to benefit Middlesex Community College students and facilities.  

Many local artists and musicians – including Steve Clark, Barbara Adams, Nancy Goodrich, Jackie Peterson, Alice Schumacher and William Nagle – have donated artwork or lessons. Other donations include gift cards and merchandise from a variety of local restaurants and businesses including the Water’s Edge Resort, It's Only Natural, the Griswold Inn, Lyman Orchards, Bishop’s Orchard, Lino’s Market, Gouveia Vineyards, NoRA Cupcakes, New England Emporium, and Fascia’s Chocolates.

Additional auction items include golf on the Gary Player course at Lyman Orchards, skating lessons at Champions Skating Center, memberships to the YMCA, and admission to local attractions (Ivoryton Playhouse, Dinosaur State Park, Essex River Boat and Steam Train, and the Wadsworth Atheneum).

The live auction event held during Red Moon Fest will feature donations for a weekend on Cape Cod, a trip for two to South Africa (airfare not included), and a kayak and kayak tour of the Connecticut River.

The evening will include acoustic music by the Lost Acres String Band, along with locally produced wine and beer, savories and sweets. Tickets for the event, which will be held in Chapman Hall on the MxCC Middletown campus, from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, September 8, 2012, are available for $50 each by calling 860.343.6914 or emailing

The MxCC Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt public charity dedicated to the support of Middlesex Community College and its students, who come from throughout Middlesex, New Haven, and Hartford counties. The Middlesex Community College Foundation raises support for student scholarships, faculty development, instructional equipment, and public lectures and programs that contribute to the quality of life here in Connecticut.

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