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Opus Spring Fling In Darien Raises $130K For Person-To-Person

Opus for Person-to-Person’s “Spring Fling: March Madras” committee gathers before the gala on March 28 at Wee Burn Country Club.
Opus for Person-to-Person’s “Spring Fling: March Madras” committee gathers before the gala on March 28 at Wee Burn Country Club. Photo Credit: Opus for Person-to-Person

DARIEN, Conn. -- Opus for Person-to-Person celebrated its annual spring gala with a festive madras and college basketball tournament-themed event for nearly 300 guests, raising more than $130,000.

Proceeds from “Spring Fling: March Madras,” which took place on March 28 at Wee Burn Country Club in Darien, will go directly to support Person-to-Person’s efforts in serving 24,000 individuals in need from neighboring communities.

Guests were encouraged to come dressed in colorful madras or other preppy-chic attire while they enjoyed signature March Madras cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres, a gourmet sit-down dinner and live music by the Booga Sugar band. 

In addition to the many silent auction packages, highlights included a live auction with renowned auctioneer CK Swett, golf and basketball contests, a raffle and a speech by former Opus scholarship winner Steven Jean Paul. Lucky party guests walked away with auction prizes that included a California Wine Country getaway, catered clambake for 50, bowling party and a Mexican villa vacation. 

“The spring gala is always a special, one-of-a-kind experience and this year was no exception,” said Elizabeth Hole, co-president of Opus for Person-to-Person. “Because of the hardworking committee, generous sponsors and the community’s involvement, Spring Fling: March Madras helped raise over $130,000 for Person-to-Person.” 

The following event contributors helped make the event possible: Lead Sponsors: Carlson & Carlson Insurance Services and Halstead Property Gold Sponsors: Atlantic Residential Mortgage, Baywater Properties, Fiduciary Trust Company International, and The Home Team - Sheree Frank & Doug Milne Silver Sponsors: AKDO, Allstate Insurance, Callari Cars, First County Bank, The Glassmeyer Families, Kensett, and Nola Physical Therapy, P.C. Bronze Sponsors: Abercrombie, Burns, McKiernan & Company Insurance, Inc., Fairfield County Bank, Fox Hill Builders, Landmark Financial Group, LLC, North Star Homes LLC, and VAS Construction Inc. In-Kind Sponsors: Sherri Carpentieri, Eveready Transportation, Just Madras, KMG Electrical Contractors, Nielsen’s – Official Florist, Palmer’s Bakery, PCI Creative Group, Serendipity magazine – Media Sponsor, and Wee Burn Country Club. 

For more information on Opus for Person-to-Person, visit the website at Email regarding donations and upcoming volunteer opportunities.

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