The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) Auxiliary recently held their 32nd Annual Fashion Show at Chatterley’s Banquet Facility in Torrington, where over 300 attendees had a wonderful time dining and helped raise thousands of dollars in support of hospital patient care initiatives and services.
The event is the Auxiliary’s largest annual fundraiser and was moved to the evening this year. The theme was “community”, and included a cocktail hour, dinner and a show featuring fashions by J. Jill of Canton, the Charlotte Gift Shop at CHH, and Ida’s Formal Wear of Torrington. Some of the models and escorts were 2017 recipients of the Auxiliary’s annual healthcare scholarship program.
“The 32nd Annual CHH Auxiliary Fashion Show was a great success. We were all thrilled with the turnout and community support. We wish to thank the attendees, the incredible volunteers and models, all of the local businesses who donated raffle prizes, the staff at Chatterley’s Banquet Hall, and our special guest performers.” said organizer and Auxiliary Board Member Susan Cook.
Actresses Rebekah Derrick as Mary Poppins and Lyn Nagel as the bird woman performed live songs from the upcoming Mary Poppins musical that will be presented at Torrington’s Warner Theatre July 29 to Sunday August 6, 2017. For more information and tickets call the box office at 860-489-7180 or visit www.warnertheatre.org
Proceeds from the show directly support items and projects for CHH in addition to providing scholarships for local students pursuing careers in the medical field. The CHH Auxiliary was formed in 1916 and has been a significant source of physical and financial aid to the Hospital for over 100 years. The CHH Auxiliary has over two hundred volunteer members who assist in raising money for CHH and the community through dues, donations, volunteering at the gift shop, and assisting with a variety of events.
The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 109 bed, general acute care hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut. One Thousand Caregivers, One Job, Your Health. Visit www.charlottehungerford.org.
PHOTO: Rebekah Derrick as Mary Poppins of the upcoming Warner Theatre’s summer production performs for 300 guests at the 32nd Annual Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Auxiliary Fashion Show.