Tuesday, May 28, 2024


CLASP Homes Raises $30,000 with “Taste of Westport” Fund-Raiser

The “Taste of Westport” fund-raiser earlier this month for CLASP Homes raised $30,000 for the Westport-based group that aids people with development disabilities, organizers announced.claspcummingsfarrell05260501260.jpg
Enjoying the evening: Westport First Selectwoman Diane G. Farrell (r) and Betty Lou Cummings were among “Taste of Westport” attendees. Contriibuted photo

The May 5 event, the first of its kind in Westport, featured gourmet food and beverages served poolside at the Westport Inn. Sushi, seared beef, penne a la vodka, and many other dishes were donated by 20 local restaurants and distributors. 

More than 250 guests enjoyed the party atmosphere, as well as an extensive silent auction, CLASP President Tracy Flood said.

�We are so thrilled with the response from the restaurants, and the community at large,” she said. “The planning committee included Betty Lou Cummings, Toni and Steve Rubin, Carline Dean, Bob Hertzel, among others. It was truly a joint effort.�

Flood said the Westport Inn donated all its space and expertise, making the first annual event “a terrific success.” She urged Westporters to mark their calendars for May 4, 2006, at the Westport Inn.

The mission of CLASP, a Westport based non profit, is to increase public understanding of people with developmental disabilities, while fostering independence and continued growth.  For more information call Alisa Levinson at (203)226-7895, ext. 144, or visit www.clasphomes.org.

One thought on “CLASP Homes Raises $30,000 with “Taste of Westport” Fund-Raiser

  1. With so many people contributing time and money to make an event like this possible it would be great to see them featured in a photo instead of another of Diane Farrell, the most photographed person in Connecticut.

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