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High Spirits in the Hills Fundraiser Held on September 8th
Posted 08/13/2018 09:45AM

High Spirits in the Hills Fundraiser to be Held on September 8th

            High Spirits in the Hills, a wine, craft beer and spirits tasting conducted by The Litchfield Aid of CJR and curated by the Litchfield Wine Market and the Litchfield Distillery, will be held on Saturday, September 8, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the Woodridge Lake Clubhouse in Goshen. 

            Guests will enjoy a beautiful lakeside location, an array of fine wines and spirits, delicious fare by Ciesco Catering, music by Switch Factory and shopping opportunities that include wine and spirits (stock up for the holidays!) and a silent auction of treasures to bid on and take home that night.  Net proceeds from this event will benefit the Connecticut Junior Republic (CJR) – one of Litchfield County's largest nonprofit organizations – providing services for children, youth and families in locations across the state.

            Admission is by advance purchase only and begins at $75 per person, with a variety of additional sponsorship opportunities.  Purchase must be completed or postmarked by August 24

            For more information and to complete purchase online, please visit The Litchfield Aid's website:  Information about the event or an invitation may also be obtained by contacting the Connecticut Junior Republic: 860-567-9423, ext. 278.

About the Connecticut Junior Republic (CJR) 

            All proceeds from High Spirits in the Hills will benefit the Connecticut Junior Republic, a Litchfield-based private nonprofit agency founded in 1904.  CJR is committed to serving the most vulnerable children and families in Connecticut and to utilizing effective, family-focused and strength-based treatment and education models to help young people achieve their full potential as contributing members of their homes, schools and communities.  CJR’s combined residential and community-based programs serve approximately 2,000 boys, girls and families annually in 13 locations throughout Connecticut, including Litchfield, Torrington, Waterbury and Winsted. 

 About The Litchfield Aid of CJR

            The Litchfield Aid of CJR was founded in 1911 by 12 Litchfield women for the sole purpose of supporting the programs and facilities of the Connecticut Junior Republic.  Since its inception, The Aid has contributed more than $2.5 million to CJR, playing a primary role in funding the library and media center in CJR’s Cable Academic and Vocational Education Center; the Bertha Wheeler Gymnasium and Pool Complex; renovations to CJR’s Administration Building in Litchfield; as well as providing significant financial support to many of the academic, vocational and well-being programs in place at CJR.   

            For further information about covering this event, please contact Hedy Barton, CJR Director of Development and Public Relations: (860) 567-9423, ext. 252; or by email:


  • Connecticut Junior Republic
  • 550 Goshen Road, P.O. Box 161
  • Litchfield, CT 06759
  • (860) 567-9423

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