Concours d’Elegance Car Show: Charity Event Planned for June at Hawk Ridge Winery

Kara A. Kenney, executive director for Connecticut Colonial Concours d’ Elegance, (left); Vincent Giannetto, one of the owners of Hawk Ridge Winery and Priscilla Clark, development manager for the Connecticut Humane Society met at Hawk Ridge Winery on Thursday, March 12 to discuss the upcoming Connecticut Colonial Concours d’Elegance car show. (Chamberlain photo) 

WATERTOWN — Kara A. Kenney, executive director for Connecticut Colonial Concours d’ Elegance; Vincent Giannetto, one of the owners of Hawk Ridge Winery; and Priscilla Clark, development manager for the Connecticut Humane Society, met at Hawk Ridge Winery on Thursday, March 12 to discuss the upcoming Connecticut Colonial Concours d’Elegance car show planned for Father’s Day weekend, from Friday, June 19 to Sunday, June 21.

“We are nothing without the communities,” said Ms. Kenney.

She said the goal is to develop a good relationship with the community to make the event more engaging, which could help turn this into an annual event.

They discussed some of the details of the event, including one of the benefiting charities, the Connecticut Humane Society.

Mr. Giannetto said for this event, the more the participants contribute to the merchandise, the more money will go to the charities.

The winery has a tumbler glass for sale and will feature a customized tumbler for the event. Proceeds will go to the featured charities.

Ms. Kenney mentioned other things that will be included in the event, for example, a silent and live auction.

Mr. Giannetto said the event will benefit businesses in town due to an increase of patrons, many from out of state.

The group also reviewed how they can utilize local community organizations during the event including local Boy Scouts, Police Explorers, the Radio Club and possibly Connecticut’s Kid Governor.

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