Wilton Woman’s Club helps community during Thanksgiving week

From left, members of the Wilton Woman’s Club Junior Leadership Program, Ruth Briglin, Samantha Victor, and Ellie Copley.

From left, members of the Wilton Woman’s Club Junior Leadership Program, Ruth Briglin, Samantha Victor, and Ellie Copley.

The Wilton Woman’s Club was busy the week of Thanksgiving, helping different residents celebrate the holiday. Last Wednesday, club members made all the parts of the holiday meal, enough for 50 to 60 people. They dropped these parts of the meal off at Comstock Community Center, where the club’s Junior Leadership Program (JLP) assembled the meals, packed them up, and delivered them to more than 50 homebound Wilton residents in containers donated by the Village Market.

“We had a record number of meal requests this year,” said Wilton Social Services coordinator Lauren Hughes, “We are so grateful the Wilton Woman’s Club has been doing this most of the 22 years that I have worked here. It’s wonderful and the seniors so appreciate it.”

Also in November, club members purchased and donated everything needed for a complete Thanksgiving dinner, from a turkey to potatoes, vegetables, desserts, and even a tablecloth and candles. This was donated to Wilton Social Services as part of its Thanksgiving basket program. Last year, Wilton Social Services distributed almost 70 Thanksgiving baskets to people in need of Thanksgiving dinner. Besides donating a basket, club members also assisted Social Services staff at the dropoff point last Monday, collecting and organizing baskets from other donors.

This is the club’s 50th anniversary year. Founded in 1966, the club is a voluntary organization for women of diverse ages, backgrounds and talents, who come together for community service, philanthropy, education, and socializing. Club objectives are to serve and to learn, and it follows this tradition while adapting to the changing lifestyles and interests of its members.

Learn more about the club at wiltonwomansclub.org. On March 30, 2017, the club will hold its annual fund-raiser at Rolling Hills Country Club. Last year, the club raised over $35,000 for the Wilton Loop of the Norwalk River Valley Trail.

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