Westport Watershed Summer Gala — a most memorable evening

As the skies clear, youngsters get a good seat atop a hay bail at the Watershed Alliance gala. As the skies clear, youngsters get a good seat atop a hay bail at the Watershed Alliance gala.

To the editor:

Sassafras Point was the lovely setting for the Westport River Watershed Alliance’s Summer Gala on Saturday, Aug. 11. 

This event happens with teams of committed volunteers and dedicated staff.  Our success comes from members’ and guests’ attendance and participation in our event. The silent auction and raffle is enhanced by generous contributions from local businesses and members who donated superb auction items.  Most fun of all is the inspired bidding.

Many thanks to all who helped make this year’s annual event another outstanding success — Doug Reed and Will Makris for loaning their lovely meadow on the upper banks of the East Branch of the river, and the many hard-working committees and volunteers for their time and energies; to our members and local businesses that donated superb auction items.

Special thanks to corporate sponsors for their year-round support:   ABC Rent-A-Tent, BayCoast Bank, Bittersweet Farm Restaurant, Elegant Restrooms of Rent-A-Jon, Fiduciary Trust Company International, Lees Market, Lees Oil Service, Mechanics Cooperative Bank. Their generosity supports WRWA’s mission and the many projects that protect the Westport River’s 100 square-mile watershed.

Matt Patrick

Westport River Watershed Association

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