Heartfelt thanks go out to the many volunteers, participants, and those in attendance at the Hearts in Harmony for Haiti concert/silent auction held at Sarah Noble Intermediate School in New Milford.

I'd like to thank all those who made a donation to the cause. I'd also ask the public to support businesses/individuals who either sponsored us through an ad in the program or who donated an item for the silent auction:

Press Express, Aspetuck Animal Hospital, White Horse Country Pub, Rizzo's Garage, Advanced Monograms, Pioneer Cleaners, Flynn Pianos, Mid-Hudson Veterinary Practice, 3 Dogs Painting, J.J.'s Car Service, City Center of Danbury, Arthur H. Howland & Assoc., Nico's Pizza, Music Learning Center, Bank Street Book Nook, Graphic Synthesis.

J.K.'s Restaurant, Friends of St. Greg's Choir of Danbury, New Preston Congregational Church, Gayle O'Neill Jewelry, Jean Leitz, Chuck's Steakhouse, Matteo's Restuarant, Candlelight Farms Stables, Lise Weller, Deborah Arconti/Premier Designs Jewelry, Anna Twinney/Reach Out to Horses.com.

Private Eye Vision Center, The Mayflower Inn & Spa, Artworks, Stop & Shop/Southbury, Dr. Marguerite Mullee, Widow Brown's Cafe, Dolly's Wine Boutique, The Bridge Fine Wine, Spirits & Beer, Grapes and Hops, HGB Photo, JD Tuckers.

Ring's Ed Lumber, Travis Keaney, Keaney & Co., Creative Haircutters, Lore's Lanes, Nancy Saggese, Hauser Chocolatier, Alan Golabek Massage, Route 7 Music, Mark Ford-Mercury, Laurie Tuttle/Longaberger Baskets.

Denis Bouffard Photography, American Pie, Lime Rock, Craig Cole: C & C Awards, Marie's Country Furnishings, Natural Beauty Salon, All About Hair, Party Depot/New Milford, Dollar Tree/New Milford, Cut Paste & Copy/NMHS, I-95.

Special thanks go to the professionals who donated their time, expertise and talents:

Nick Colucci, Al Tiso,Tom Zarecki, Chris Farrell, Alecia Evans, Christian Martirano, Gene Bobel, Vann Weller and Greg Wencek,

I would also like to thank our guest speakers, Margaret and Emmanuel Maxi, and Fred Weisman, as well as to the Americares liason, Jennifer Martins.

Thank you to Fr. Angelo Arrando for the beautiful invocation, and to Rev. Wisdom Sakya for the inspirational closing prayer.

Finally, a warm thank you to Vinti Singh, Deborah Rose, Norm Cummings and Art Cummings from The News-Times and Greater New Milford Spectrum for their coverage and support.

Thanks to the generosity and selflessness of many people, we raised almost $10,000, 100 percent of which was sent to Americares for Haiti.

For every dollar that we donated, $35 worth of medical supplies and aid will be sent to our suffering neighbors, which amounts to more than $350,000.

It was a wonderful night of prayer, inspiration and encouragement and I am very grateful to those who helped make my vision come true.

Donations are still being accepted and will be warmly appreciated. Please contact me at 860-354-3009.

Linda Wrenn


Hearts in Harmony

for Haiti

New Milford