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The Human Services Council Gears Up for the Seventh Annual SoNo Stroll Benefit

By The Human Services Council

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Norwalk, CT - On Wednesday, June 10, 2015, The Human Services Council presents the Seventh Annual SoNo Stroll Benefit. This year’s cocktail reception takes place at Johnny Utah’s South Norwalk, 80 Washington Street. Johnny Utah’s provides country flair, down-home cooking, line dancing, and mechanical bull riding, ensuring HSC’s premiere fundraising event is a memorable one. Proceeds of this event will fund critical children and family programs enabling HSC to continue to empower, educate, and safeguard the people in the five-town area it serves.

The SoNo Stroll festivities will kick off at 5:30 pm at Johnny Utah’s, with good friends, delicious appetizers and libations, plus the chance to corral some amazing live and silent auction items. This year’s selections include: Giants, Yankees, Patriots and Rangers tickets, a week-long stay on a private island on the St. Lawrence River, lodging opportunities in Las Vegas, Vermont, Orlando, and France, a BB King signed guitar, a Taylor Swift signed photo, golf foursomes, summer camp opportunities, spa experiences, specialty handbags and clothing, a $2500 Porch & Patio gift certificate, police chief for a day, jewelry, dinner gift certificates and so much more!

After the cocktail reception at Johnny Utahs, guests will enjoy a three-course dinner from a signature menu at one of the many participating SoNo restaurants. This year’s civic-minded establishments include: Barcelona Restaurant & Wine Bar, Burger Bar & Bistro, Donovan’s, The Ginger Man, Harlan Publick, Kazu, Local, Match, O’Neill’s Pub & Restaurant, Quartina Trattoria, The Spread, Strada 18 and Washington Prime. Tickets are $150 per person.

Proceeds raised from the SoNo Stroll will support the Human Services Council and its five programs. The impact of this 71-year old nonprofit organization on the lives of local children and families is impressive. In 2014 alone, the Human Services Council provided direct services to more than 1,500 people, and positively touched the lives of over 8,000 individuals in the towns of New Canaan, Norwalk, Westport, Wilton, and Weston. The Human Services Council is home to: Children’s Connection, the Norwalk Mentor Program, the Dr. Robert E. Appleby School Based Health Centers, the Mid-Fairfield Substance Abuse Coalition, and 40 South Main Street Housing.

The presenting sponsor of the SoNo Stroll is Purdue Pharma, and the Human Services Council is honored to have the support of the following corporate sponsors: FactSet, First County Bank, Marcus Partners/Merritt 7, Cushman & Wakefield, Bigelow Tea, CBRE, Diageo, James P. Murphy & Associates, M&T Bank, PC IT Consulting Inc., Baywater Properties, Colliers International, EFA Partners, GE Capital, Hoyt-Cognetta Family Funeral Services, Sequel International, Spinnaker, Turner Construction and Webster Bank.

To purchase event tickets, please contact Kim Killoy, Director of Development & Communication at 203-849-1111 X3023 or

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