Diamond Sponsor Post University, in conjunction with several other generous local businesses, presents The Waterbury ARC’s Annual Wine & Beer-Tasting Fundraiser and Auction, on Wednesday, June 5th from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Grand Oak Villa Banquet Facility, 550 Sylvan Lake Road in Watertown.

In addition to fine wines, beers, and spirits supplied once again by Amodeo’s Highland Package Store in Waterbury, the evening will feature plentiful hors d’oevres and desserts with a cash bar, silent and live auctions, and raffles. Prizes including sweet treats; hotel stays; restaurant gift certificates; spa packages; theatre; sports; museum tickets, and much more, have been graciously donated by dozens of businesses and individuals alike from across the state and beyond. A unique and exciting jewelry event will also be offered through the kindness of Onyx II of Watertown.

The Platinum Sponsor for this very special evening is Grady & Riley, LLP Attorneys at Law, with Gold-Level Sponsor support from Carmody, Torrance, Sandak, & Hennessey, LLP; Metallon, Inc.; St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation; TD Bank, and Webster Bank. A matching challenge grant from the Connecticut Community Foundation is also in effect; the Foundation will match donations raised throughout the event up to $1,000!

The mission of the Waterbury ARC is to assist individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live, learn, work and participate in their communities. Funds raised from the wine and beer-tasting will be used to support social, event, and activity programming for clients at the East Main Street non-profit.

Reserved-seating tickets are $35 per person, or $315 for a table of 10. They may be obtained by calling (203) 591-9190. Tickets must be purchased by May 16th and will not be sold at the door.