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Thursday, March 31, 2005

A Better Chance Gala Saturday Night Offers Auction Goodies, Entertainment

Want to board a plane for California to attend a taping of NBC’s “Jay Leno Show?” Or attend “The Daily Show,” “The View,” or Broadway’s “Hairspray?” How about five nights in St. Thomas? Or spending a day with the president of Saks Fifth Avenue or the CEO of ad giant Young and Rubicam?abetterchancescholars03310501260.jpg
A Better Chance scholars: they will benefit from Saturday event. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

These and other goodies are up for auction at Saturday night’s A Better Chance of Westport fund-raiser, A Dream, An Opportunity, A Better ChanceӔ at the Unitarian Church in Westport. Tickets for the event are still available.

Other auction items include choice major league baseball tickets, a day on the set of an HBO mini-series in London, a day at the New York Jets traiing camp, a day in the pit with the crew at a national racing event, and an hour at the Gault yard learning how a front-end loader works.

Entertainment will be headlined by local composer, arranger and performer Chris Coogan. He will be joined by Joe Meo, who will accompany him on clarinet and sax, and Westport veteran actress and singer Dorothy Bryce.

Organizers also promise there will be “a special performance by a surprise guest who embodies the spirit and significance of the A Better Chance organization.”

A Better Chance of Westport gives academically gifted, economically disadvantaged children of color the opportunity to live in Westport and attend Staples High School. Currently, six ABC students reside at ABCs Glendarcy House, located at the corner of North Avenue and Cross Highway.

For more information, contact Katherine Sousa at (203) 222-9795 or Rhonda Paul at (203) 259-7180.


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The juxtaposition of this story and photo with the one below says a lot about this town.

Posted by Makes You Wonder on April 01, 2005 at 01:08 AM | #

What do you mean by this?

Posted by confused on April 01, 2005 at 02:00 AM | #

To Confused:

The fact that this article is about disadvantaged youth getting a chance, yet the article directly below this is about a Westport teen with her own “home suite” in her parent’s 7,000 square foot house.

Go figure.

P.S. Look “juxtaposition” up in the dictionary.

Posted by Christian on April 01, 2005 at 03:13 AM | #

I know what “juxtaposition” means, thank you very much. However, I did not realize that the “home suit” article followed this one. I thought it was the “toy gun” piece.

Posted by No longer confused on April 01, 2005 at 03:56 AM | #