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Matt Perachi of Washington will be feted Thursday, March 22 during an awards banquet hosted by the Connecticut Association of Athletic Directors.

The banquet will be the highlight of the association's 28th annual, two-day conference at the Rocky Hill Marriott at 100 Capitol Boulevard.

Mr. Perachi, the Shepaug Valley middle-high school athletic director, will receive the "NIAAA State Award of Merit."

A social gathering with open bar will start at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m.

Tickets at $40 per person are available by sending checks payable C.A.A.D. to Cindy Koslosky, Shepaug Valley High School 159 South Street, Washington Depot, CT 06794.