Newington Rapid Recovery hosting Festival of Wreaths Dec. 4

Published on Thursday, 28 November 2019 19:25
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Newington Rapid Recovery Rehab Center is calling on local residents, businesses and organizations to think crafty and support its Annual Festival of Wreaths and Wine Tasting Event on Wednesday, December 4, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at its facility located at 240 Church Street in Newington.

Roseanna D’Anna, Rapid Recovery’s admissions and marketing director and its Festival project chairperson, is not only seeking donations of creative handmade decorative wreaths that can be raffled or auctioned off that evening but she encourages everyone to stop by to participate. The fun and festivities include a wine tasting compliments of Traveling Vineyard, hors d’oeuvres and desserts prepared by Rapid Recovery’s dietary director Hunter Merrill, along with holiday cordials, a chocolate fountain, and even musical entertainment provided by local DJ Brian Skibo.

“This is our one and only fundraising event that promises a great deal of participation by the community,” says D’Anna, explaining that in the past the Festival has drawn interest from businesses and folks not only from Newington but from the surrounding towns of New Britain, Berlin and Wethersfield.

“In addition to those who donate wreaths for the raffles, we offer a number of sponsorship levels to raise money, with all of the proceeds donated to a worthy charity,” D’Anna adds, noting that this year the rehab center selected the Newington Rotary’s Stop the Traffik project to combat human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of children as recipient of the funds raised.

Sponsorship categories run from $250 for a gold level to $100 for silver, $50 for bronze and as low as $5 for a friend sponsorship. High level sponsors signed up already include: Right at Home of Wethersfield; Optum Healthcare of Rocky Hill; Nancy Saraceno of Plainville; Scott’s Flowers of New Britain; Masonicare of Wallingford; Senior Planning of Waterbury; and Redding Steel of Plainville.

Renata Cocozza, NRRRC’s executive director, says this event goes far beyond the primary goal of providing monetary assistance to a local charity.

“The time, effort and money we as a community-minded facility expend on the Festival promotes holiday cheer not only to those who participate from the outside but provides enormous joy and excitement for our residents.”

Wreaths must be delivered to the rehab facility no later than Monday, Dec. 2, to be included in the event.

Tickets to attend the event are $10, but a special rate will be available for seniors. For more information about tickets or wreath sponsorships, contact D’Anna at 860-878-1351 or e-mail

Newington Rapid Recovery Rehab Center is a leading provider of sub-acute and long-term care services providing quality rehabilitative programs designed to maximize wellness and independence.

Posted in Newington Town Crier, Newington News on Thursday, 28 November 2019 19:25. Updated: Thursday, 28 November 2019 19:28.