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Volunteer Reception a Smash!

Barbara Ekman
Barbara Ekman, a West Haven volunteer, honored for 15 years of service

CRIS Radio honored its 300 volunteers from around the state at a reception at the New Britain Museum of American Art.  Volunteers are individually recognized when celebrating 5 year increments of service.  Last night they included:

5 years:

  • John Acey
  • Karen Bedard
  • Francine Goldfarb
  • Kay Long
  • MIchael Picozzi
  • Rena Tobey
  • Tim Ward
  • John Sullivan

10 years:

  • Jennifer Gaffey
  • Henry Gutterman
  • Ernest Johnson Jr.
  • Regina Strand

20 years:

  • Charles Wynn

25 years:

  • Steve Thal
  • Paul Young
  • Russ Wheeler

30 years:

  • Barbara Clark
  • James Stewart

35 years!:

More photos are available on the CRIS Radio Facebook page HERE.

Steve Parker

CRIS’ 21st GOLF CLASSIC: Wrap up

The 21st CRIS Golf Classic was a huge success, raising money by gathering old friends and new for an afternoon of the ancient game.  The money raised from the tournament allows CRIS to offer its service at no cost to people living in the community who are blind or unable to read due to learning, physical, intellectual, and emotional disabilities.

For more on the event, click HERE.
More photos can be found on our FACEBOOK PAGE.

2018 DD: One for the Ages

The 2018 version of Dining and Dancing in the Dark is history and it made history.  The past champions who competed, dazzled the crowd with flashy dressed, incredible moves and even some nostalgia. Billy Johnstone eked out victory over an energized pool of rivals, including Nicole Nalepa, Marilyn Alverio, Floyd Green and Hanna Mordo. Thanks also to the crew from Arthur Murray, Scott Haney, Ann Howard, Eight to the Bar and all of those who came out to support Connecticut's radio reading service.

Photos and videos are available on our Facebook page, and here: (Read more)

6th Annual Dining & Dancing in the Dark Goes Hollywood

What do you get when you put Scot Haney, Eight to the Bar, a dozen local celebrities, 200 people passionate about one of CT's vital services for people with disabilities, and a shiny trophy in a ballroom? We don't think there's a name for it, but the result is a guaranteed TEN.

Floyd Green awards dancers a 10, while Joe Fuery claps.
Scot Haney calls out the next dancers with much fanfare.

This year's theme is dances from the movies. Be dazzled by the surprises our dance professionals and celebrities have in store.  The money raised is key to our efforts to provide CRIS Radio to people in the community at no cost. Make a difference: join us and you will have fun in the process.

Click HERE for more info!

Event Sponsorships

CRIS Radio holds two major fundraising events annually: the CRIS Radio Annual Golf Classic, and the CRIS Radio Dining & Dancing In The Dark Gala.  Sponsorship opportunities are available at  several levels, beginning at $100. Know that your sponsorship will make a big difference in the lives of thousands of CRIS listeners. For more information about sponsorships, contact Diane Weaver … Continue Reading ››