The Board of Directors of Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury will present their annual Wine Dinner and Auction fundraiser on Friday, April 19 at 6:00 p.m. at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville.  This year’s theme is “April in Paris” and guests will sample and savor French wines, hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dessert.

Chris Berman of ESPN will serve as the Master of Ceremonies.  The evening will also feature a musical performance by the Paul Gabriel Quartet, and both a Live and Silent Auction.  Selena Smith and Sueli Pages will be honored for their commitment to literacy in our community.  Event sponsors include Anthony Jacks Wood Fired Grill, Budwitz & Meyerjack CPAs, Employers Reference Source, FD Community Federal Credit Union, Hertzmark, Crean & Lahey, ITT VEAM, Attorney Brian J. Mongelluzzo, Dr. Philip A. Mongelluzzo, and Thomaston Savings Bank.  In addition, the Connecticut Community Foundation is offering a Matching Gift Challenge during the event.

This fundraiser draws a large crowd of business owners and community supporters.   For more information on the event, including auction donation and ad opportunities, or to purchase tickets, call 203-754-1164.  Tickets are $75 per person and proceeds will benefit the educational programs of Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury.

Founded in 1974, the mission of Literacy Volunteers is to teach adults to read, write, speak, and understand English so that they may achieve personal, educational, employment, and civic goals. Learn more at