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The Riverfront Children's Center will host our 8th Annual Auction and Raffle on Saturday, October 19th at the Shennecossett Yacht Club in Groton, CT. Riverfront wants to see you there! This year in addition to raising funds for local children in need with our Silent and Live auction, Riverfront will also focus on promoting our area artists and restaurants.
Local artists, both established and emerging, have donated an array of artwork for you to bid on in our ARTIST SHOWCASE. Browse their varied styles and mediums to find just the right piece for your home or business. A partial listing of artists includes Robert Pillsbury, Ralph Acosta, Del Bouree-Bach, Jamie Pearson, Liz McGee, Norman Smith, Maryann Read, and Jacob Culler just to name a few.
The SILENT AUCTION will offer Garde Arts Center series tickets, a small plane flight lesson, museum memberships, tickets to attractions, home and garden items, fine & costume jewelry, a golf package, drive way seal coating and much more.
The LIVE AUCTION features a SIX NIGHT SKI HOLIDAY AT SMUGGLER'S NOTCH, VERMONT in your own two bedroom condo. Also up for auction is a BLOCK ISLAND GETAWAY - four days and three nights in a private farmhouse. Finally, bid on the YANKEES BASEBALL PACKAGE! The package includes 2 tickets to any M-Th game in April 2014 along with a tour of Yankee Stadium, passes to the Mohegan Sun Sports Bar and the Audi Club, a gift bag, and 4 programs!
Riverfront's MEET THE RESTAURANT'S presents specialties from new and familiar local eateries. Enjoy tasting from more than a dozen participating restaurants. The menu will include seafood bisque, artisan pizza, pulled pork sliders, stuffed mushrooms, quesadillas, sushi, and more mouthwatering treats. Try their tastes and then bid on their gift certificates before going over to the restaurant for dinner!
A basket raffle, wine and champagne bar, live music by Lou Manzi and 50/50 raffle round out the evening. Come ready to bid on some great items, have fun and help raise funds for a good cause!
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Riverfront Children's Center
The Riverfront Children's Center provides high quality, affordable child care and educational services while comrehensively nurturing the unique needs of children and their families. Riverfront is a family centered child care and early education center that creates welcoming natural and fun educational environments for children to learn and develop with the support of trusted and consistant caregivers. We envision a community where all children are safe and receiving the highest quality education and all families are self-sufficient and succeeding.
All proceeds of the Auction benefit Riverfront's Tuition Assistance Fund which awards need based scholarships to some of our poorest, most at risk children. These are children most in danger of entering public school at a disadvantage and already lagging behind their peers, yet they are the least likely to receive early intervention and preparation. We at Riverfront believe every child deserves access to high quality care and early education, regardless of race, ethnicity, or economic background. Riverfront helps children enter school ready to succeed both academically and socially. Our investment now in building a strong educational foundation for them returns dividends of success in public school and beyond.