Maher family sets dinner benefit

The Maher family, of Sherman, will host its eighth annual Huntington's Disease Benefit Dinner: The Fred Maher's Family Journey April 27 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Bantam.

Melinda Maher organized the first dinner as her senior project at Shepaug Valley High School in Washington in 2006.

Maher's father, Fred, died of Huntington's Disease in 2008.

Tickets to the dinner at the 92 Doyle Road firehouse are $30 in advance, $35 at the door, $10 for children under 10 and $275 for a table of 10 in advance.

The dinner has raised more than $97,000 over the past seven years.

Funds raised will benefit UConn's Health Center for Huntington's Disease research.

For more information and tickets, call Maher at 203-241-9216, Charlotte at 860-355-3382 or Eric at 203-241-6869 or email

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