“Deck the Halls” Martini Tasting Party to benefit FISH NWCT

The elegant Ritz Crystal Room at Remember When at 111 Main Street in Torrington will open its doors for a festive “Deck the Halls” Martini Tasting Party on Wednesday, December 2nd from 5:30 – 7:30pm. It is a special event to benefit the FISH/Friends in Service to Humanity of Northwestern Connecticut’s Food Pantry and Homeless Shelter. Arriving guests will be greeted by Christmas carolers as they enter the vintage shop gleaming with holiday splendor and the classic music of yesteryear from the likes of Cole Porter and Bing Crosby. The evening will be hosted by Karen Rossi, area artist, and owners Karen and Rit O’Donnell, who have transformed their antiques shop into an atmosphere of old time romance and nostalgia. Guests will be ushered up the staircase to enjoy the Ritz Crystal Room restaurant, glittering with sparkling chandeliers and a dance floor, as well as a sampling of tasty martinis provided graciously by Skyy Vodka. Ms. O’Donnell will also be preparing delicious refreshments, appetizers and beverages to suit every palate.


Whether attendees choose to ascend the stairs or remain within the downstairs shop, decorated with fairy lights dancing on the table tops, they will enjoy the delicious ambiance, as well as door prize drawings of vintage and handcrafted gift items. Contributors to the prize drawings include – Karen Rossi Studios; Sheila Ivain, photographer; Charlotte Rossi, Reibman’s; Hatfield Jewelers; Lily Juliet; Cheryl Rossi, Toy Jam; Karen O’Donnell, Ritz Crystal Room at Remember When; and First Act Bakery. Ms. Deirdre Houlihan DiCara, Executive Director of FISH NWCT, who works tirelessly to inspire and guide the lives of those in need, will also be on hand to mingle and visit with supporters.

Tickets for the very merry “Deck the Halls” Martini Tasting Party are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. To purchase tickets one may visit Remember When, or FISH NWCT at 332 South Main Street in Torrington at the side pantry entrance, or by phoning Remember When at 860-489-1566 or FISH NWCT at 860-482-7300, or by going on line to http://martinitasting.eventbrite.com.

For more holiday event information www.litchfieldhills.com.

The mission at FISH NWCT is to provide the most basic of human needs – food, shelter and hope – to those neighbors in our communities in economic crisis and desperate need. At FISH NWCT, the focus is to improve residents’ lives by providing them with the resources, guidance, medical assistance, and educational and work opportunities needed to be independent and able to manage their own households. Last year FISH NWCT had 2000 registered food pantry clients and nearly 100 residents, representing all ages from infants to seniors, in their 35 bed homeless shelter. Funds raised from this holiday gala will be donated to FISH NWCT to support their services.

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