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CJR to Hold Wine, Beer & Cheer Fundraiser in New Britain
Posted 10/11/2018 03:14PM

CJR to Hold Wine, Beer & Cheer Fundraiser in New Britain

            Wine, Beer & Cheer, a wine and craft beer tasting fundraiser conducted by the Connecticut Junior Republic’s New Britain community programs and supported by local merchants and craft breweries, will be held on Friday, November 2, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the Joseph Bianca Ballroom (13 Beaver Street) in New Britain.  

            Guests will enjoy an array of fine wines and craft beers, delicious complimentary fare, live music by Tom Parkes and Emily Clausi, and shopping opportunities that include wine and craft beers (stock up for the holidays!) and a silent auction of treasures to bid on and take home that night. 

            Participating breweries include 2nd Bridge Brewing Company, 5 Churches Brewing, Alvarium Beer Company, Black Hog Brewing Company and New England Brewing Company.  Wines for the evening will be curated by The Liquor Depot of New Britain.

            According to Ana Flamengo, Connecticut Junior Republic (CJR) Director of Community Programs, all proceeds from this event will be used to provide crisis care and wraparound services to help boys, girls and families served by CJR programs in New Britain.  The Junior Republic’s New Britain site, located at 145 South Whiting Street, serves nearly 300 boys and girls, ages 5 to 19, and their families, annually.

           Admission will be $30 in advance and $35 on the night of the event.  The deadline to purchase tickets in advance is October 26, 2018.

           For more information or to complete purchase online, please visit CJR’s website:  Information about the event may also be obtained by contacting Jessica Bell, LMSW: 860-604-7014, or the CJR Development Office: 860-567-9423, ext. 278.

About the Connecticut Junior Republic (CJR)

           Founded in 1904, The Connecticut Junior Republic is a Litchfield-based private nonprofit agency that provides services for young people and families in 12 locations across Connecticut, including New Britain.  CJR is committed to serving the most vulnerable children and families in Connecticut and to utilizing effective, evidence-based, 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.

           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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