News From 2008

November 2008

Harvest Auction Gala Raises $82,000 for Foundation
The Glastonbury Education Foundation’s major annual fundraiser raised over $82,000 from sponsorships, ticket sales, and auction item sales. The event held at Glastonbury Hills Country Club was attended by 330 people who enjoyed dinner, desserts donated by The Bakery Connection and entertainment by Jeff Weiselberg while perusing over 100 auction items donated by local businesses and individuals. Support from Glastonbury’s business and community members was tremendous and very appreciated.

auction from September 2008 event
Photos courtesy of EB Taylor Photography – Glastonbury

Foundation Gifts $96,000 for Greenhouse at Gideon Welles School
The Glastonbury Education Foundation committed to gifting $96,000 for the construction of a greenhouse at Gideon Welles School. The greenhouse will give students a living laboratory in which to learn and explore hands on the life sciences curriculum taught in sixth grade. It will be located on the southwest side of the school adjacent to the Butterfly Garden. It’s 800 sq. ft. size will allow for entire classes to meet, learn, and experiment. The greenhouse will also provide Glastonbury Partners in Planting with a larger space to start and grow the plants they locate throughout Glastonbury.