Longest Day Granby was a big success

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Volunteers staffed the beverage table at the Longest Day Granby fundraiser. Submitted photo

Each year at the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, the Alzheimer’s Association raises funds nationwide to benefit finding a cure for this devastating, life-altering disease. The Alzheimer’s Association also provides a wide variety of programs and services for caregivers. Its 24-hour helpline is 800-272-3900.

The first Longest Day Granby fund-raiser on June 21 was held at South Church, which generously donated the space.

There was a great turnout, so many community members attending and supporting — in fact, the inaugural event raised more than $3,000. The committee looks forward to seeing everyone next year, the day after the summer solstice, on Thursday, June 22, 2023.

The planning committee and the community are grateful to sponsors Small Town Septic, Glanville Real Estate, and MLK&R law firm.

Thank you to TJ Burritos, Zen Catering, Greeting the Seasons, Welcome Entertainment, and so many other wonderful local businesses and vendors for supporting and attending this event. Thank you to the dozens of local businesses that donated raffle prizes, which were a big hit! And thank you to Master of Ceremonies, Brad Field, beloved former CT News meteorologist.

The time and effort put into the fundraiser by the planning committee was invaluable and very much appreciated. It is never too early to sign up to be a volunteer, sponsor or vendor. Please contact Heather Dobbert at 860-819-1528 or heatherdobbert@gmail.com