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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!:

Steve Parker

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

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.

CRIS’ 21st ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC: Oct 3


When: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018  Shotgun start – 11 a.m.
Where:  Tunxis Plantation Golf Club

Title Sponsor: 
New Country Motor Cars Hartford
BMW, MINI and Mercedes Benz
One Weston Park Road, Hartford, CT 06120

Your participation 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 information, click HERE.
To become a sponsor, click HERE.

Dining & Dancing in the Dark 2017

2015 Winners' Photo
2015 Winners' Photo

Dining & Dancing in the Dark 2017: Guest Reservations and Sponsorship information available

You had a blast last year, or you've really been meaning to come to the Bond Hotel and be a part of it. Don't put it off.  Reserve your seats now and assure your spot at Hartford's most glamorous fundraising event.  It's intimate, it's rowdy and it supports Connecticut's only radio reading service for people who are blind. (Did we mention Eight to the Bar?)

Want to sit with Scot?  Check THIS OUT!

Dining and Dancing in the Dark will be held April 29, 2017, 5:30-10:30. Looking forward to seeing you there.  (Download PDF Flyer)

The 2017 Dancing Contestants

Sulma Averancio- Senior Vice President of Entravision

Hannah Mordoh, NBC-TV Travel Reporter

Dr. Andrea Dennis, Co-Host of WTIC's Pet Talk

Cathy Poulin, Bob's Discount Furniture

Scot Haney, Meteorologist & co-emcee

Amanda Raus, Fox CT anchor

Reserving seats:

If you are reserving seats on-line, please make sure to identify in the boxes provided, what you would like for dinner.  If you are attending with friends or in support of a particular dancer, please note that in the 2nd box and we will do our best to accommodate you.

No tickets will be mailed this year, but you will receive a confirmation email.

If you prefer to purchase tickets by phone, you can call CRIS at (860) 527-8000, Monday-Friday from 9-4.

* ROASTED BLACK ANGUS Roasted Shallot Demi
* CHICKEN PICATTA Tender Chicken in sauce
* VEGETARIAN MEALS AVAILABLE
* KIDS MEALS AVAILABLE (tomato alfredo pasta)
Reserve Seats On-Line:
Select Number of Tickets:
Meals, eg: "2 beef, 1 veggie"
Desired seating:

Sponsor the Event:

Descriptions


Select a level



2016 Dining and Dancing Facebook photos

2015 Dining and Dancing Facebook pictures

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!